Dereser Thaddaus Anton

Dereser Thaddaus Anton, a Roman Catholic divine, was born March II, 1757, at Fahr, in Franconia. He studied theology at Heidelberg, where he began his academical career as lecturer. In 1783 he became professor of Oriental literature at Bonn; and in 1791, episcopal vicar and professor of theology at Strasburg; in 1796, professor at Heidelberg; in 1806, professor of dogmatic theology at Freiburg; and in 1815, professor of dogmatics and interpretation at Breslau, in which post he remained until his death, June 16, 1827. Dereser was a very liberal theologian for a Romanist, and his life was not free from annoyances in consequence of his freedom of speech and writing. Besides some devotional books, his chief labor was a continuation of the Bibel- Werk of Brentano, of which Dereser did the most of the O.T. (translation and exegesis), Frankfort, 1797-1833. — Aschbach, Kirchen-Lexikon, 2:316.

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