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Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Toshimasa Yasukata

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780195144949
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834891 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195144945.001.0001

Series: AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series

Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

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Conclusion

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 2897 words.

Offers a general summary of our findings on Lessing's view of Christianity and reason and discusses certain implications of his work for contemporary thinking. It has been demonstrated that...

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The Controversy Between Lessing and Goeze

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 7788 words.

Analyzes the confrontation between Lessing and Goeze during “the second stage of the fragments controversy,” i.e., the stage when the target of criticism was no longer the author of the...

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Introduction

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 5731 words.

Presents an argument for Lessing's significance for German intellectual history as well as his significance for modern Protestant theology. The assertion made here is that Lessing, as a...

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Lessing and Christianity

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 8087 words.

Surveys Lessing's relationship with Christianity and theology in preparation for a detailed analysis of particulars in the ensuing chapters. The survey depicts in general terms Lessing's...

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Lessing's “Spinozism”

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 11935 words.

Argues the question of Lessing's alleged “Spinozism.” The discussion shows that Lessing's hen kai pan [One and All] signifies not a Spinozistic pantheism but a panentheism of spiritualistic...

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Lessing's “Ugly Broad Ditch”

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 8330 words.

Explicates the meaning of Lessing's famous metaphor or image of the “ugly broad ditch” (der garstige breite Graben). This image is a metaphorical expression of his proposition that...

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Lessing's Basic Thought in The Education of the Human Race

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 14823 words.

Explicates Lessing's basic thought as set forth in his theological and religious‐philosophical manifesto, The Education of the Human Race. A meticulous and thoroughgoing analysis of the...

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Nathan the Wise and Lessing's “Ideal of Humanity”

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 9313 words.

Elucidates Lessing's ideal of humanity, the ideal that finds poetic and literary expression in Nathan the Wise. The parable of the three rings, the starting point for the plot that stands...

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The Religious Thought of the Young Lessing

Toshimasa Yasukata.

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

April 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6184 words.

Analyzes the young Lessing's religious thought with special attention to his early writings, particularly Religion, Some Thoughts about the Moravians, The Jews, and The Christianity of...

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