Weber, Joseph

Weber, Joseph a Roman Catholic theologian of Germany, was born Sept. 23,1753, at Rhain, in Bavaria. In 1776 he received holy orders; in 1779 he was appointed lecturer on canon law and catechetics at the seminary in Pfaffenhausen; in 1781 he was made professor of philosophical sciences at Dillingen; and in 1800 he was made doctor of divinity. In 1826 he was appointed cathedral dean and general vicar at Augsburg, where he died, Feb. 14,1831. He wrote, Leitfaden zu Vorlesungen uber die Vernunftlehre (Dillingen, 1788); — Institutiones Logicac (ibid. 1790): — Logica in Usum eorum qui eidem Student (Landshut, 1793): — Metaphysica in Usunm eorum, etc. (ibid. 1795): — Character des Philosophen und Nichtphilosophen (Augsburg, 1786): — Philosophie, Religion und Christenthum im Bunde zur Veredlung und Beseligung des Menschen (Munich, 1806-11): — Lichter fur Erbauung suchende Christen (ibid. 1816-20, 3 volumes), etc. See Felder, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 2:482 sq.; Schmid, Domdecan Joseph v. Weber (Augsburg, 1831); Theolog. Universal-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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