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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716); Lessing's relationship to, 11-12, 17, 32, 38, 68, 133; as a Spinozist, according to Jacobi, 123; in the spiritualistic tradition, 38, 135; "truths of history" and "truths of reason" in, 60, 68 Leibniz-Wolffian philosophy; character of, 31, 38, 151 n. 35; Jacobi's argument against, 126, 179 n. 54; Lessing's divergence from, 31, 38; Lessing's reliance on, 36-37,38 Leisegang, Hans, 31, 38, 156 n. 9 Lessing, Eva Katharina, wife (1736-1778), 44, 160 n. 13 Lessing, Johann Gottfried, father (1693-1770), 14, 16, 23, 29, 66

Lessing, Justina Salome, mother (1703-1777), 14, 15-16, 29 Lessing, Karl Gotthelf, brother (1740-1812), 43, 74, 118 Lessing-Goeze controversy, 42, 44, 54-55, 73 Lessing-Jacobi conversations, 120-24,133,137, 138,179 n. 31, 180 n. 63, 181 n. 76 letter versus spirit, 27, 44

letters, Lessing's; to his brother Karl, 21, 73, 74,151 n. 35,154 n. 29,166-67 n.13; to his father, 16, 23, 66; to his mother, 15 Loofs, Friedrich, 10-11, 181 n. 76

love; of God, in Spinoza, 60; as hallmark of true Christianity, 16, 33, 34, 65-66, 86, 141 See also Testament of John Lütgert, Wilhelm, 89, 115

Luther, Martin (1483-1546); education of the human race in, 97; Lessing compared to, 4, 27; Lessing's appeal to, 27, 51-52, 141, 168 n. 24, 182 n. 92; spirit of, 27, 52, 62, 141; translation of the Bible by, 52

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