On occasion of the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017
The “ring parable” in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s drama “Nathan the Wise” (1779), develops a utopia of religious tolerance, and seems to be highly topical in the light of the numerous religiously motivated conflicts and wars.
Egyptologist Jan Assmann, cultural scientist Almút Sh. Bruckstein and historian Dan Diner consider whether the idea of a humanity that unites all people is even conceivable today. Heinrich Detering will moderate the discussion.
Part of the Autumn Conference of the German Academy for Language and Literature.
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.