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Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Toshimasa Yasukata

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144949
eISBN:
9780199834891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–81) is held in high esteem as one who marks the cutting edge of the German Enlightenment. He was the very first German to achieve a spiritually and intellectually ... More


Giving Islam a German Face

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the many unique experiences of converted German Muslims. When they convert, they have to deal with a dramatic loss of status in society—something for which they were not ... More


God is Good: The Harmony between Judaism and Enlightenment Philosophy

Michah Gottlieb

in Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195398946
eISBN:
9780199894499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398946.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Mendelssohn's early thought. While Frederick the Great's enlightened absolutism should have presented Jews with greater opportunities for social advancement and equal rights, ... More


Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought

Michah Gottlieb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195398946
eISBN:
9780199894499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398946.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often considered the founder of modern Jewish philosophy or even of modern Judaism. For many, Mendelssohn's commitment to enlightened values appeared to be ... More


Ferguson in Germany: An Overview

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents an overview of the reception of the Scottish philosopher in Germany during the Enlightenment. It states that though Ferguson was not the first Scottish writer to be admired by ... More


Naples and Milan

Margaret C. Jacob

in The Secular Enlightenment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691161327
eISBN:
9780691189123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161327.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the German Enlightenment. The German Enlightenment, and indeed the Enlightenment in general, cannot be understood outside the conditions created by a generation of religious ... More


Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Matthew Head

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273849
eISBN:
9780520954762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Between about 1770 and 1800 in central and northern German states, female musicians flourished as performers and composers, their achievements celebrated by some contemporary male critics as ... More


The German Enlightenment—and Beyond

Christopher Pierson

in Just Property: Volume Two: Enlightenment, Revolution, and History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199673292
eISBN:
9780191840067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673292.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A critical guide to key innovations in property thinking in the most important figures of the German Enlightenment is provided in the third chapter, exclusively through the work of three key ... More


Herder: Physiology and Philosophical Anthropology

Stefanie Buchenau

in Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198779650
eISBN:
9780191824708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779650.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This paper focuses on Herder’s contribution to the development of philosophical anthropology by seeing Herder’s philosophy as a response to recent discoveries in medicine and physiology. The major ... More


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