Schreiber, Heinrich

Schreiber, Heinrich a Roman Catholic divine of Germany, was born July 14, 1793, at Freiburg, in Breisgau, where he also completed his studies. In 1816 he received holy orders, in 1822 he was made president of the gymnasium, and in 1826 he was appointed professor of moral theology at the university there. In 1831- 34 he published his Manual of Moral Theology (2 vols.), in which he protested a life-long vow and celibacy. The archbishop was ordered to make him promise to keep such views in future to himself, but against such a promise Schreiber publicly protested. He was obliged to resign his theological chair, but was given a chair in the philosophical faculty, until, in 1845, he had to resign this position also on account of his joining the German Catholic movement, and died Nov. 20, 1873. His most important work is his Ausführliche Geschichte der Stadt und Universität Freiburg (1857-60, 7 vols.). He also wrote Der deutsche Bauernkrieg (Freiburg, 1863-66, 3 vols.); etc. See Theologisches Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Literarischer Handweiser, 1873, p. 17; Winer, Handbuch der theologischen Literatur, 1, 286, 484; 2, 765; Zuchold, Bibliotheca Theol. 3, 1179. (B.P.)

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