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Monist League, German
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[German Version]

The German Monist League was founded in Jena in 1906 under the influence of zoologist E. Haeckel. Haeckel helped C. Darwin's theory of evolution (Evolution: I) to become accepted as a worldview in Germany; he wrote about Monism as a link between religion and science (1892). His philosophy-of-nature book Die Welträtsel (ET: The Riddle of the Universe) became a bestseller in 1900 and stimulated the formation of the first Monist society in 1903. Out of this grew the Monist League, with a more fixed organizational structure. Its first pres…

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Hübinger, Gangolf, “Monist League, German”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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