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Moses Mendelssohn Writings on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible

ISBN-10: 1584656859

ISBN-13: 9781584656852

Edition: 2011

Authors: Michah Gottlieb

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

MICHAH GOTTLIEB is an assistant professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University.

Foreword
Introduction: Moses Mendelssohn and the Project of Modern Jewish Philosophy
Polemical Writings
The Lavater Affair and Related Documents (1769-1773)
Prefatory Note to Selections 1, 2 & 3
Lavater's Dedication
Open Letter to Lavater
From "Counter-Reflections to Bonnet's Palingenesis"
Prefatory Note to Selection 4
Letter to Rabbi Jacob Emden,26 October 1773
Prefatory Note to Selection 5
Letter to "a Man of Rank" (Rochus Friedrich Graf von Lynar)
Jerusalem and Related Documents (1782-1783)
Prefatory Note to Selection 6
From the Preface to Vindiciae Judaeorum
Prefatory Note to Selections 7 & 8
"The Search for Light and Right"
Morschel's Postscript
Prefatory Note to Selections 9 & 10
From Jerusalem, or on Religious Power and Judaism
From Letter to Naphtali Herz Homberg
The Pantheism Controversy (1785-1786)
Prefatory Note to Selection 11
From Jacobi's On the Doctrine of Spinoza
Prefatory Note to Selections 12 & 13
From Morning Hours
From To Lessing's Friends
Writings on the Bible
Prefatory Note to Selection 14
From Introduction to Commentary on Ecclesiastes
Prefatory Note to Selection 15
Introduction to Translation of Psalms
Prefatory Note to Selections 16 & 17
From Letter to August Hennings, 29 June 1779
From Light for the Path
Prefatory Note to Selection 18
Selections from the Bi'ur
On Peshat and Derash
Lex Talionis
On Adam's Sin
On Biblical Poetry
The Eternal
On Commanding Belief In God, Jewish Election, and Idolatry
On Divine Jealousy
On Kingship
Miscellany
Prefatory Note to Selections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, & 25
On the Religious Legitimacy of Studying Logic
An Ontological Proof for God's Existence
A Cosmological Proof for God's Existence
A Proof for the Immortality of the Soul
A Rational Foundation for Ethics
On the Possibility of Miracles
On the Reliability of Miracles
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index