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Rautenstrauch, Franz Stephan
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(Jul 29, 1734, Blottendorf, Bohemia – Sep 30, 1785, Erlau), entered the Benedictine monastery of Brevnov (Braunau) near Prague in 1750, and became its abbot in 1773. He was appointed director of the Vienna theological faculty, and in 1774, under the influence of Jansenism, put forward an outline for the improvement of theological schools according to the principles of Josephinism: the minister should be first of all an educator of the people. In 1782 Rautenstrauch, as a member of …

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Fitschen, Klaus, “Rautenstrauch, Franz Stephan”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024846>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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