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Hirscher, Johann Baptist
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(von; Jan 20, 1788, Bodnegg – Sep 4, 1865, Freiburg im Breisgau). Hirscher was ordained to the priesthood in Constance in 1810, assumed coaching and teaching responsibilities in Ellwangen and Rottweil, and became the first full professor for moral and pastoral theology at the newly founded faculty of Catholic theology of the University of Tübingen in 1817. In 1837 (-1863), he accepted an appointment as professor for moral theology and the teaching of religion at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. He was the founder of church orphan care in Baden. Strong…

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Mette, Norbert, “Hirscher, Johann Baptist”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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