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.