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Nathan the Wise (original German title Nathan der Weise) is a play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, published in 1779. It is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing's lifetime. German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (January 22, 1729 – February 15, 1781), writer, philosopher, publicist, and art critic, is the most outstanding German representative of the Enlightenment era. ... Events The Iron Bridge is completed across the Severn river in Shropshire; the first all cast-iron bridge ever constructed. ... Freedom of religion is the individuals right or freedom to hold whatever religious beliefs he or she wishes, or none at all. ...


Set in Palestine during the Third Crusade, it describes how the wise Jewish merchant Nathan, the enlightened sultan Saladin and the (initially anonymous) Templar bridge their gaps between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The term Palestine may refer to: Palestine: A geographical region in the Middle East, centered on Jerusalem. ... The Third Crusade began in 1189 as an attempt to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. ... For the period in European history, The Age of Enlightenment For the corresponding movement in the European Jewish community, see Haskalah. ... A sultan (Arabic: سلطان) is an Islamic monarch ruling under the terms of shariah. ... Saladin, king of Egypt from a 15th century illuminated manuscript; the globus in his left hand is a European symbol of kingly power. ... The Seal of the Knights — the two riders have been interpreted as a sign of poverty or the duality of monk/soldier. ... Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament. ... The Star of David, a common symbol of Jews and Judaism Judaism is the religion and culture of the Jewish people and one of the first recorded monotheistic faiths. ... Islam (Arabic al-islām الإسلام,  listen) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ...


The centerpiece of the work is the ring parable, narrated by Nathan when asked by Saladin which religion is true: An heirloom ring with the magical ability to render its owner pleasant in the eyes of God and mankind had been passed from father to the son he loved most. When it came to a father of three sons whom he loved equally, he promised it (in "pious weakness") to each of them. Looking for a way to keep his promise, he had two replicas made, which were indistinguishable from the original, and gave on his deathbed a ring to each of them. The brothers quarrelled over who owned the real ring. A wise judge admonished them that it was up to them live such that their ring's powers proved true. Nathan compares this to religion, saying that each of us lives by the religion we have learned from those we respect. This article is primarily concerned with truth as it is used in the evaluation of propositions, sentences, and similar items. ... This article focuses on the monotheistic concept of a singular God. ... Religion, a term sometimes used interchangeably with faith, is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices and institutions associated with such belief. ...


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Nathan der Weise - Wikipedia (1340 words)
Der Richter in der Ringparabel steht für Gott, der vor allen Religionen gleich ist.
Nathan ist für Recha der perfekte Vater, obgleich er nicht ihr leiblicher ist.
Sultan Saladins Palast ist der Mittelpunkt der politischen Macht in Jerusalem und Schauplatz der letzten Szene.
Stückbeschreibung Nathan der Weise (502 words)
Nathans Haushälterin Daja gelingt es erst nach großen Mühen, den jungen Tempelherrn zu überreden, Nathan in seinem Haus zu besuchen, um den Dank seiner Tochter entgegenzunehmen: "Lasst den Vater mir vom Hals.
Unterdessen hat der Sultan, von Sorgen um seine restlos leere Staatskasse geplagt, den Juden Nathan zu sich gebeten, um sich von ihm Geld zu leihen.
Was den Nathan weise macht, ist seine Weltanschauung.
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