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Lessing's theological writings : selections in translation

Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1957, ©1956.
Series: Library of modern religious thought.
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"Though starting from a deist standpoint, Lessing raised the questions that have dominated theology up to our own time ... Progressive revelation, historical inevitability, the relation between natural and supernatural, or between faith and historical events--all these issues were foreseen by Lessing. The volume contains nine of his short treatises, all provocative"--The Times Literary Supplement.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
ISBN: 0804703353 9780804703352
OCLC Number: 6714574
Description: 110 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The old orthodoxy and the fragments of Reimarus --
History and revelation --
On the proof of the spirit and of power --
The testament of John --
Necessary answer to a very unnecessary question --
New hypothesis concerning the evangelists regarded as merely human historians --
The education of the human race --
The christianity of reason --
On the reality of things outside God --
On the origin of revealed religion --
The religion of Christ.
Series Title: Library of modern religious thought.
Other Titles: Theological writings.
Responsibility: with an introductory essay by Henry Chadwick.

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"Though starting from a deist standpoint, Lessing raised the questions that have dominated theology up to our own time ... Progressive revelation, historical inevitability, the relation between natural and supernatural, or between faith and historical events--all these issues were foreseen by Lessing. The volume contains nine of his short treatises, all provocative"--The Times Literary Supplement.

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