Hengstenberg, Wilhelm

HENGSTENBERG, WILHELM (1885-1963)

A professor of Eastern Christianity at the University of Munich. He taught the of Eastern Christianity, including Coptic. Among his pupils were J. Assfalg and A. Böhlig. His doctoral thesis, “Koptische Urkunden und Briefe” (University of Munich, 1921), was not published, but he did publish important articles about monasticism in Egypt, notably “Pachomiana, einem Anhang uber die von Alexandrien” (in Beiträge zur Geschichte des christlichen und der byzantinischen Literatur: Festgabe Albert Ehrhard, and Leipzig, 1922, pp. 228-52) and “Bemerkungen zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des ägyptischen Mönchtums” (in Acts of the 4th International Congress of Studies, Sofia, 1934, Bulletin de l’Institut archéologique bulgare 9, 1935, pp. 355-62).

His other writings include “Die griechisch- koptischen moulon-Ostraka” ( und Altertumskunde 66, 1931, pp. 51-68) and “Der Drachenkampf des heiligen Theodor” (Oriens Christianus n.s. 2, 1912, pp. 78-106, 241-80, and n.s. 3, 1913, pp. 135-37). His book reviews (W. Kammerer, A , Ann Arbor, Mich., 1950, p. 181, under Hengstenberg, Critical Review) contain much additional material and are therefore important.

  • Böhlig, A. “ Hengstenberg.” Byzantinische Zeitschrift 56 (1963):478-81.

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