Biniterim, Anton Joseph

Biniterim, Anton Joseph, a very prolific Roman Catholic writer, was born at Dusseldorf, entered the order of Franciscans in 1796, and became in 1805 pastor at Bilk, a suburb of Dusseldorf, which office he retained until his death in 1855. In 1838 he was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for having censured in his sermons the Prussian law respecting mixed marriages. The most important of his numerous works is Die vorzi-glichsten Denkwiardigkeiten der christlich-katholischen Kirche (Mentz, 1821- 33, 7 vols.), an enlarged translation of Pellicia's work on Christian antiquities. SEE ARCHAEOLOGY. Among his other works are a history of all the German councils (Gesch;chte der deutschen attional, Provinzial, und

Diiocsanconcilen, Mentz, 1835-43, 7 vols.), and a history of the archdiocese of Cologne.

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