Andres, Johann Bonaventura

Andres, Johann Bonaventura a Roman Catholic theologian of Germany, was born at Nuremberg, May 29,1743. At a very early age he joined the Order of the Jesuits, and after it was abolished in 1773 he entered the clerical seminary at Wiirzburg, where, on presenting a dissertation, he was made licentiate of theology. In 1774 he received holy orders; was appointed in 1775 professor of rhetoric at the gymnasium in Wurzburg, and in 1783 professor of philosophy at the university there, where he also lectured on homiletics and pedagogics. He died as doctor of theology and director of the gymnasium of Wurzburg and Mimnnerstadt, May 16, 1822. He published, Principia Fidei (Wurceburgi, 1774): — Magaazinfur Prediger (ibid. 178993,4 vols.): — Archivfiur Kirchen- und Schulwesen (ibid. 1804 sq. 2 vols.). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 1, 12 sq.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 2, 42. (B. P.)

 
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