Forster, Bartholomaeus

Forster, Bartholomaeus a German Roman Catholic theologian, was born August 12, 1753. He was ordained a secular priest in 1776, and went then to Altenottingen. Here his opposition to the celibacy of the clergy, etc., brought him into trouble. He finally became professor of rhetoric and Greek literature in the Gymnasium of Landshut in 1803. Among his writings are Entlarvter Aberglauben bei Reliquien, Bildern, etc. (Muinchen, 1803): — Von d. Interesse d. romischen Curie an Ablassen u. Bruderschaften (Min. 1803). — Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 4:436.

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