Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"Nathan the Wise" is a 18th-century play that explores religious tolerance and interfaith understanding. The story is set in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade and revolves around Nathan, a wealthy Jewish merchant, who is renowned for his wisdom and generosity. The narrative explores themes of religious tolerance as Nathan interacts with a Templar knight, a Christian patriarch, and the Muslim sultan Saladin. The story culminates with the revelation that the main characters, despite their different faiths, are all part of the same family, thus promoting a message of shared humanity and religious coexistence.

The 4501st greatest book of all time


Published
1779
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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