Volume 47, Issue 1/2, Spring/Summer 2017
Dustin N. Atlas
Mendelssohn’s Aesthetics of Critical Tolerance
Against Unity and Political Theology
This paper revisits Moses Mendelssohn’s political theology through his early aesthetic writings, and in conjunction with his later writing on politics and religion, unearths a model of religious toleration that can respond to many contemporary critiques of tolerance, especially those which draw from Jacobi and Schmitt’s decisionist political theology.