5 edition of Lessings ugly ditch found in the catalog.
by Pennsylvania State University Press in University Park
|Statement||Gordon E. Michalson, Jr.|
|LC Classifications||BR115.H5 M485 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 158 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||158|
|LC Control Number||84042991|
Allen Cheng is the founder of Shortform. He has a passion for non-fiction books (having read + and counting) and is on a mission to make the world's best ideas more accessible to everyone. He reads broadly, covering a wide range of subjects including finance, management, health, and society. As Lessing says it: "That, then, is the ugly great ditch which I cannot cross, however often and however earnestly I have tried to make that leap." In the final leg of his life, Lessing threw himself into an intense evaluation of theology and religion.
For discussion, see Toshimasa Yasukata, “Lessing’s Ugly Broad Ditch,” in idem, Lessing’s Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ) 56–71, and Gordon Michalson, Lessing’s “Ugly Ditch”: A Study of Theology and History (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, ). Table of Contents. Abbreviations Note on Texts and Translations Introduction 1: Lessing and Christianity 2: The Religious Thought of the Young Lessing 3: The Controversy between Lessing and Goeze 4: Lessing's "Ugly Broad Ditch" 5: Nathan the Wise and Lessing's "Ideal of Humanity" 6: Lessing's Basic Thought in The Education of the Human Race 7: Lessing's "Spinozism" Conclusion Notes.
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Abstract and Keywords Explicates the meaning of Lessing's famous metaphor or image of the “ugly broad ditch” (der garstige breite Graben). This image is a metaphorical expression of his proposition that “accidental truths of history can never become the proof for necessary truths of reason.”.
The "ditch" is ugly because there has been no obvious way of mediating this conceptually odd divide. This book aims to disclose the ways we have been misled or confused by the use of Lessing's image, the net effect of which is a series of misplaced theological battles due to an incorrect naming of the by: 2.
Here’s the problem with Lessing’s Broad, Ugly Ditch: it exists in almost every idea. It is not exclusive to Christianity. Every thing I do in a day, is based on my observation, my moment-by-moment interpretation of what I see, and then my response of trust in my conclusion.
My overall point, then, is that Lessing was mistaken in believing that he needed to cross the ugly ditch in order to get to true Christianity. True Christianity is found right there in the ditch of historical events.
Thanks for letting me interlope at such a late dte on this very interestin discussion. Win Corduan. April 3, at AM. The rub is Lessings ugly ditch book Lessing thought that truths of religion belong or should belong among the truths of reason.
Therefore, religious truths can never be proved by historical inquiry. This rupture between the contingent truths of history and the necessary truths of religion is the ugly, broad ditch that Lessing claims he cannot get across.
Transcript Lessings Broad Ugly Ditch. Kevin Harris: Lessing’s ugly, broad ditch. Sounds like the pothole down the street from my house actually. Craig, we have had some interaction on that in the question and answer section of Reasonable Faith. Comments Eighteenth-century German philosopher Gotthold Lessing gave us the concept of Lessing’s Ditch, the “ugly, broad ditch” of doubt that he couldn’t cross with only the assurance of.
Lessings ditch Lessing's ditch is a term used to describe a view of Gotthold Lessing ( - ) which argues that there is a 'ditch' between history and eternal truths that cannot be crossed.
As a result, revelation in history is not possible, for historical truth cannot be demonstrated. The introduction to a paper I'm writing _______ Evangelical hermeneutics has hovered between two worlds.
The one is the world of faith, a. Lessing’s Ditch: Historical truths and metaphysical/moral truths are in two entirely different categories. “That, then, is the ugly great ditch which I cannot cross, however often and however earnestly I have tried to make this leap.” Can one infer the necessary truths of reason from the.
Lessing called this gap, the “ugly broad ditch,” a chasm in knowledge that made it unreasonable for someone in the 18th century to believe in miracles, and consequently many of the New Testament claims. For Lessing, since miracles did not occur in his time, the likelihood of them having never occurred at all was high.
He describes this problem as 'the ugly great ditch which I cannot cross, however often and however earnestly I have tried to make that leap.' Kierkegaard`s 'leap of faith' is the leap needed to. Lessing's "ugly ditch": a study of theology and history (Book, )  Get this from a library. Lessings Ugly Broad Ditch Read and try to respond to German critic Gotthold Lessing's ()argument regarding miracles and history: “Miracles, which I see with my own eyes, and which I have opportunity to verify for myself, are one thing; miracles, of which I know only from history that others say they have seen them and verified them, are another.” “But I live in the 18th century, in which.
In summary, the rapprochement of eternity and time in the event of reconciliation provides Barth with a conceptual mechanism by which he can answer Lessing and cross his so-called ugly ditch.
The fact that this event is a transcendent event, and yet an event which includes our time, renders Christ himself as the eternal-contemporary. Michalson, Gordon E. Lessing's "ugly ditch": a study of theology and history / Gordon E.
Michalson, Jr Pennsylvania State University Press University Park Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Lessing's “ugly broad ditch” (der garstige breite Graben) Lessing's ditch is a term used to describe a view of Gotthold Lessing ( - ) which argues that there is a 'ditch' between history and eternal truths that cannot be crossed.
As a result, revelation in history is not possible, for historical truth cannot be demonstrated. Doris Lessing: A mother much misunderstood Critics said Doris Lessing, who died this week, put her career before her children.
The truth is more complex and painful. Confronted with this perplexity in Lessing studies, this book seeks to resolve the enigma. On the basis of intensive study of the entire corpus of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings as well as the extensive secondary literature, it leads the reader into the systematic core of Lessing's highly elusive religious thought.
The first comprehensive study in English of Lessing's theological and philosophical thought, this book will appeal to all those interested in the history of modern theology, as well as specialists in the Enlightenment and the German romantic movement.
Lessings ugly ditch Lessing's 'ugly ditch' - i.e. 'historical judgments of probability can never provide the ground for the certainty of faith.' Lessing's ditch is a term used to describe a view of Gotthold Lessing ( - ) which argues that there is a 'ditch' between history and eternal truths that cannot be.
The book reads more like someone sitting across from you telling a story than you sitting and reading another novel. It felt like a personal encounter with the author. Also, I felt as if the book was really, really long in some places but found myself reading and captivated by every word.
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