Amort, Eusebius

Amort, Eusebius a Roman Catholic theologian of Germany, was born at the Bibermuhle (beaver mill) near Toelz, Bavaria, Nov. 15, 1692. He entered the order of the Augustines as Pollingen, when he subsequently became professor of philosophy, theology, and ecclesiastical law. He followed Cardinal Cervari to Rome, where he gained the favor of Pope Clement XII. He returned to Bavaria in 1735, and died Feb. 5, 1775. He wrote two works to vindicate the authorship of Thomas a Kempis to the book "De Imitatione Christi" (Scutum Kempense, Cologne, 1728, 4to; and Deductio Critica, Angsburg, 1761, 4to). Among his numerous other works are a manual of theology in four volumes (Theologia eclectica, moralis et scholastica, Augsb. 1751), and a defense of the Roman Catholic Church (Demonstratio critica Religionis Catholicce, Augsb. 1751). See Hoefer, Biographie Generale, 2, 393; Wetzer and Welte, Kirchen-Lexicon, 1, 208.

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