Moses Mendelssohn: Writings On Judaism, Christianity, And The Bible (The Tauber Institute Series For The Study Of European Jewry & The Brandeis Library Of Modern Jewish Thought)
Moses Mendelssohn: Writings on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry & The Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought)
Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award
German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729â1786) is best known in the English-speaking world for his Jerusalem (1783), the first attempt to present Judaism as a religion compatible with the ideas of the Enlightenment. While incorporating much of Jerusalem, Michah Gottliebâs volume seeks to expand knowledge of Mendelssohnâs thought by presenting translations of many of his other seminal writings from the German or Hebrew originals. These writings include essays, commentaries, unpublished reflections, and personal letters.
Part One includes selections from the three major controversies of Mendelssohnâs life, all of which involved polemical encounters with Christian thinkers. Part Two presents selections from Mendelssohnâs writings on the Bible. Part Three offers texts that illuminate Mendelssohnâs thoughts on a diverse range of religious topics, including Godâs existence, the immortality of the soul, and miracles. Designed for class adoption, the volume contains annotations and an introduction by the editor.