Frint Jacob

Frint Jacob, a Roman Catholic bishop of Austrias, was born in 1766 at Bdmisch- Kamnitz, in Austria. He was for several yaears professor of theology at the University of Vienna, and caused the establishment of a higher theological institution for secular priests, of which he himself became the first director. He was appointed in 1827 bishop of St. Poelten, and died in 1834. He is the author of numerous theological works as Handbuch der Religionswissenschaft (Vienna, 1806-14, 6 volumes): — Das alte und das neue Christenthunz, od. Krit. Beleuchtung der Stunden der Andacht (Vienna, 1822-24, 4 numbers): — Geist des Christenthums (Vienna, 1808, 2 volumes). From 1813 to 1826 he was the editor of a journal for scientific theology, which was continued by Plotz and Seback. (A.J.S.)

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