Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)


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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing said, "A grateful thought toward heaven is of itself a prayer.
Nearly two and a half centuries after Gotthold Ephraim Lessing inaugurated the search for medium specificity in his Laocoon and more than fifty years after Clement Greenberg articulated a self-reflexive definition of modern painting and sculpture, the boundary lines of architecture remain unresolved.
This clear and thorough study of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-81) approaches him as a theologian, that is, as a thinker conscientiously coming to grips with his inherited Christianity in the face of the Enlightenment of his own time.
This debate was launched by Jacobi, with Moses Mendelssohn as its principal addressee, and initially concerned the philosophical legacy of the thinker and writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
No German writer has the prestige of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing as the true leader and exemplar of German Enlightenment and champion of tolerance, particularly towards Jews.