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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy – III. Philosophy of Religion – IV. Dogmatics

I. Religious Studies

In the study of religion, the term “monism” denotes concepts that relate the whole of reality to a single principle, and understand diversity and plurality as an all- unity. Monism, from the Gk μόνος/monos (“alone, single”) is thus also in religious studies to be understood first in opposition to all dualistic concepts (Dualism); this was also the case when thi…

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Figl, Johann, Schütt, Hans-Peter and Rosenau, Hartmut, “Monism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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