By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Edited and translated by H. B. Nisbet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2005
Online Publication Date:June 2012
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing is the most representative figure of the German Enlightenment. His defense of Spinoza, who had traditionally been condemned as an atheist, provoked a major controversy in philosophy, and his publication of Reimarus' radical assault on Christianity led to fundamental changes in Protestant theology. This volume presents the most comprehensive collection in English of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings, several of which are translated for the first time.