Tanner the name of several theological scholars and writers.
1. ADAM, born at Innsbruck in 1572, a Jesuit, lectured on theology at Ingolstadt and Vienna, was made chancellor of the University of Prague, and died March 25, 1632, at Unken. He wrote, Bericht uber die Disputation zu Regensburg, 1601 (Munich, 1602): — Theologia Scholastica (4 vols.): — Anatomia Confessionis Augustance: — Apologia
pro Societate Jesu (Vienna, 1618):Disputationes Theologie in Summam Thomae : — Astrologia Sacra (Ingolstadt, 1621).
2. CONRAD, born at Schwyz Dec. 28,1752, was made abbot of Einsiedeln in 1808, and died April 7, 1825. He wrote. Die Bildung des Geistlichen durch Geistesübunqen (Augsburg, 1807, 2 vols.; 6th ed. 1847): — Berachtungen zur sittlichen Aufklärung im 19ten Jahrhundert (ibid. 1804): — Betrachtungen uaf die Feste des Herrn und der Heiligen (ibid. 1829 sq.).
3. MATTHIAS, born at Pilsen in 1630, a Jesuit, was professor of philosophy and theology, and was sent to Rome in 1675 as procurator of his order. He died about 1705. He wrote, Cruentum Christi Sacriticium Incruenio Missae Sacrificio explicatum (Prague, 1669): — Contra Omnes impie Agentes in Locis Sacris [Latin and Bohemian] : — Societas Jesusque ad Sanguinis et Vitae Profusionem Militans [a glorification of the Jesuitic mission] (ibid. 1675; in Gernman, 1683); similar. is Sociefas Jesu Apostolorum Imitatrix sive Gesta Praeclara et Virtutes, etc. [Latin and German] (ibid. 1694 and 1701): Historia Montis Oliveti in Moravia ad Strambergam Siti [Bohemian] (ibid. 1666). (B. P.)
4. THOMAS, an English divine and antiquary, was born at Market Lavington, Wiltshire, in 1674. He entered Queens College, Oxford in 1689; was admitted clerk in 1690; graduated in 1693; entered holy orders at Christmas, 1694; became chaplain of All-Souls' College in January following; fellow of the same in 1697; and chancellor of Norfolk and rector of Thorpe, near Norwich, in 1706, He was installed prebendary of- Ely Sept. 10, 1713; archdeacon of Norfolk Dec. 7, 1721; canon of Christ Church Feb. 3, 1723; prolocutor of the House of Convocation in 1727; and was consecrated bishop of St. Asaph Jan. 23,1732. He died at Christ. Church, Oxford, Dec. 14, 1735. After his death appeared, Notitia Monastica, or an Account of all the Abbeys, Priories, etc., formerly in England and Wales, etc., with additions by the Rev. John Tanner (Lond. 1744, fol.; Camb. 1787, fol.) : Bibliotheca Britannico Hiberaica, sive de Scriptoribus, qui in Anglia, etc. (Lond. 1748, fol.; 250 copies).
See Theologisches Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen- Lexikon, s.v.; Regensburger Conversations-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theolog. Littérateur, 1, 124; 2, 46, 797; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Hook, Eccles. Biog. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer.
Authors, s.v. On Adam Tanner, see also Werner, Gesch. der kathol. Theol. seit demn trident. Concil. (Munich, 1866), p. 7,17, 25.