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Christian Wolff

(1679—1754)

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August Hermann Francke

August Hermann Francke  

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(1663–1727), German Pietist and educationalist. He was already attracted to a pietistic form of religion when he came into contact with P. J. Spener. In 1691 he was appointed professor of Greek and ...
Hermann Samuel Reimarus

Hermann Samuel Reimarus  

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(1694–1768)German biblical scholar in Hamburg. As a deist he rejected the historical worth of events in the Bible ascribed to supernatural agents, such as miracles. He was reckoned by Albert ...
monism

monism  

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The philosophy which seeks to explain all that is in terms of a single reality. Materialism is a form of monism. Monism is incompatible with the Christian belief in a radical distinction between the ...
Samuel Pufendorf

Samuel Pufendorf  

(1632–94)Jurist whose main contribution was to international law. Born near Chemniz, Saxony, he studied law at Leipzig and Jena, and taught at Heidelberg and Lund. He was imprisoned by the Danes ...

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