Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment
By (author) David Sorkin
Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment by David Sorkin
Book DescriptionMoses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was the premier Jewish thinker of his day and one of the best-known figures of the German Enlightenment, earning the sobriquet "the Socrates of Berlin". Mendelssohn has been treated as a symbol of the modern Jewish predicament, symbolising the conflict between Jewish tradition and secular culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781870015820
(225mm x 147mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Sorkin
David Sorkin is the Frances and Laurence Weinstein Professor of Jewish Studies and the Director of the Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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