OTTO BARDENHEWER (1851-1935)
A German ecclesiastical historian specializing in patristic studies. He was born at Munich- Gladbach and educated at Bonn and Wurzburg. He lectured on exegesis of both the Old and the New Testament at Munich and Munster. His one-volume Patrologie (Freiburg, 1894) appeared in numerous editions and was translated into English by T. J. Shahan (St. Louis, 1908).
Later he published a much more extensive work entitled Geschichte der altkirchlichen Literatur (5 vols., Freiburg, 1902-1932). This work is the most complete on the subject to date. It deals with the Greek literature associated with the church fathers from Alexandria in Volume 4 and Syrian literature in Volumes 4 and 5.
- Sickenbeger, J. Erinnerungen an Otto Bardenhewer. Freiburg, 1937.
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