Zimmer, Patriz Benedict

Zimmer, Patriz Benedict a Roman Catholic theologian of Germany, was born February 22, 1752. He studied theology and philosophy, received holy orders in 1775, was made professor of dogmatics at Ingolstadt in 1789, and died at Steinheim, October 16, 1820. He wrote, Theologiae Christianae Theoreticae Systema (Detlingen, 1787): — Veritas Christianae Religionis (Augsburg, 1789- 90): — Theologia Christiana Specialis et Theoretica (Landshut, 1802- 1806): — Philosophische Religionslehre (ibid. 1805): — Untersuchung uber den allgemeinen Verfall des menschl. Geschlechts (ibid. 1809): — Untersuchung uber den Begriff und die Gesetze der Geschichte (Munich, 1818). See his biography in Widmer's edition of Sailer's works, 38:117 sq., and appendix to his biography (Uri, 1823); Denzinger, Religiose Erkenntniss, 1:209 sq., 540 sq.; Werner, Gesch. der kathol. Theologie, page 254 sq., 310 sq.; Theol. Universallexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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