By Michah Gottlieb
German Jewish thinker Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is healthier recognized within the English-speaking international for his Jerusalem (1783), the 1st try to current Judaism as a faith appropriate with the information of the Enlightenment. whereas incorporating a lot of Jerusalem, Michah Gottlieb’s quantity seeks to extend wisdom of Mendelssohn’s concept via proposing translations of a lot of his different seminal writings from the German or Hebrew originals. those writings comprise essays, commentaries, unpublished reflections, and private letters.
Part One comprises choices from the 3 significant controversies of Mendelssohn’s lifestyles, all of which concerned polemical encounters with Christian thinkers. half provides decisions from Mendelssohn’s writings at the Bible. half 3 bargains texts that remove darkness from Mendelssohn’s strategies on a various variety of non secular themes, together with God’s lifestyles, the immortality of the soul, and miracles. Designed for sophistication adoption, the amount comprises annotations and an advent via the editor.