Culture struggle

Contrary to Georg Brandes, the philosopher Rasmus Nielsen did not think that there was a necessary conflict between Christianity and Darwinism.

From 1870 to 1875, J.P. Jacobsen translated Origin of Species and Descent of Man to Danish. Simultaneously, he wrote a series of articles about Darwinism for the high-brow Danish monthly Nyt Dansk Maanedsskrift. Jacobsen became part of the circle surrounding the literary critic Georg Brandes who used the theory of evolution in his fight against Christianity. The bishop D.G. Monrad attacked Darwinism while another Christian, the professor of philosophy Rasmus Nielsen did not see a contradiction between Christianity and Darwinism.

 Jacobsen, J.P.: “Darwins Theori”, Nyt Dansk Maanedsskrift, vol. 1., 1871, pp. 283-302 and 394-419

 Jacobsen, J.P.: ”Menneskeslægtens Oprindelse”, Nyt dansk Maanedsskrift, vol. 2, 1871, pp. 97-122

 Jacobsen, J.P.: ”Parringsvalget”, Nyt dansk Maanedsskrift, vol. 2, 1871, pp.247-267 and 537-551

 Jacobsen, J.P.: ”Et Brev om Darwinisme”, Nyt dansk Maanedsskrift, vol. 3, 1872, pp. 394-396

 Monrad, D.G.: Et Par Bemærkninger om Darwinismen”, Nyt dansk Maanedsskrift, vol. 3, 1872, pp. 228-236

 Nielsen, Rasmus: Et Synspunkt for Darwinismen, For Idé og Virkelighed, 1873, pp. 449-459

Hans Henrik Hjermitslev