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Published: 31 January 2002

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195144949

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Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Toshimasa Yasukata

AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion

Despite his well-recognized importance in the history of thought, Lessing as theologian or philosopher of religion remains an enigmatic figure. Through intensive study of the entire corpus of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings, as well as the extensive secondary literature, Yasukata reveals a fresh image of Lessing as a creative, modern mind who is both shaped by and gives shape to the Christian heritage.