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Author Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781.

Title Philosophical and theological writings / translated and edited by H.B. Nisbet
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 262 pages)
Series Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Contents The Christianity of reason -- On the reality of things outside God -- Spinoza only put Leibniz on the track of [his theory of] pre-established harmony -- On the origin of revealed religion -- Leibniz on eternal punishment -- [Editorial commentary on the 'Fragments' of Reimarus] -- On the proof of the spirit and of power -- The testament of St. John -- A rejoinder -- A parable -- Axioms -- New hypothesis on the evangelists as merely human historians -- Necessary answer to a very unnecessary question of Herr Hauptpastor Goeze of Hamburg -- The religion of Christ -- That more than five senses are possible for human beings -- Ernst and Falk : dialogues for Freemasons -- The education of the human race -- [Recollections of conversations with Lessing in July and August 1780 / Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi
Summary This volume presents the most comprehensive collection to date in English of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings, several of which appear here in English for the first time. They are translated and edited by H.B. Nisbet, who also provides an introduction that sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xii) and index
Notes Translated from the German
Print version record
Subject 880-01 Philosophical theology.
880-01 Philosophical theology.
Form Electronic book
Author Nisbet, H. B. (Hugh Barr)
ISBN 0511109423
0511109733 (electronic bk.)
051181013X (electronic bk.)
9780511109737 (electronic bk.)
9780511810138 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2005
Lessing, philosophical and theological writings
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, philosophical and theological writings