Winkelhofer, Sebastian

Winkelhofer, Sebastian a Roman Catholic theologian, was born January 18, 1743, at Munzing, in the Lower-Danube department. When sixteen years of age he joined the order of the Jesuits. Two years later he went to Ingolstadt, where he studied philosophy, Greek, and Hebrew. In 1768 he betook himself ito the study of theology, especially of Church history and canon law. In 1772 he received holy orders, and in the year following was made head of the congregation of St. Maria de Victoria. In 1775 he was appointed preacher of St. Maurice, and in 1789 delivered his first sermon as dean in Neuburg, on the Danube. Here he labored till 1794, when he was called as court- preacher to Munich, where he died, November 16, 1806. He wrote, Reden uber die Bergpredigt unseres Herrn Jesu Christi (edited by S. M. Sailer, Munich, 1809; 2d ed. 1812); the same editor published his Vermischte Predigten (ibid. 1814-17, 4 volumes). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 4:731 sq. (B.P.)

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