Lessing's Spinozism looms up out of the numerous intellectual riddles of the past. Almost everything has been tried in an effort to sound and weigh the exact amount of Spinozism Lessing betrayed in his conversations with Jacobi. This volume contains in translation the main writings relative to the famous 'pantheism debate' between Jacobi and Mendelssohn, which was prompted by Jacobi's revelation of the Spinozist leanings of the late Lessing. The Introduction provides the context of the debate and draws upon recent studies of 'Lessing's Spinozism' in an attempt to unravel the murky question of Lessing's philosophical legacy. Co-published with McMaster University
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Gerard Vallee is professor emeritus of religious studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). He studied in Quebec and Germany, and worked in the fields of history of Christianity and philosophy of religion. He has also taught in Vietnam, India, and Nigeria. His publications include "A Study in Anti-Gnostic Polemics" (WLU Press, 1981), "The Spinoza Conversations between Lessing and Jacobi" (1988), "The Shaping of Christianity 100 800" (1999), and "Soundings in G.E. Lessing s Philosophy of Religion" (2000). He has been involved in the editing of Nightingale s "Collected Works" since 1998.Language Notes:
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Book Description University Press Of America. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. 1988. Cloth. 8vo. vi & 174 pp. Mild shelf wear to boards. Altogether a copy in Very Good condition. Bookseller Inventory # Q12027