Soundings in G.E. Lessing's Philosophy of Religion

Soundings in G.E. Lessing's Philosophy of Religion

By: Gerard Vallee (author)Hardback

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Gerard Vallee has collected in this volume some "soundings" on the diverse, often paradoxical, philosophical writings of Gotthold Ephrain Lessing. Rather than pigeonhole Lessing into a single school of thought, Vallee has involved himself in a dialogue with his questionings. The six essays are focused on the philosophy of religion contained in his works, although the term "philosophy of religion" had not yet come into popular use while Lessing was writing. A fresh approach, accessible for readers new to Lessing as well as serious scholars, Soundings in G.E. Lessing's Philosophy of Religion will be of interest to philosophers and students of religion.

About Author

Gerard Vallee is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.


Chapter 1 Abbreviations Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Lessing's Wrestling with Religion Prior to 1777/1778 Chapter 5 The Theological Controversies of 1777/1778 Chapter 6 Lessing and the Church Fathers Chapter 7 Spinozism by Attribution Chapter 8 Nathan's Sentiment Toward Religion Chapter 9 Religion and Positivity Chapter 10 Conclusion Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761816775
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780761816775
  • weight: 327
  • ISBN10: 0761816771

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