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Albert Ehrhard

Albert Ehrhard

German church historian and theologian
Albert Ehrhard
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Intro German church historian and theologian
Was Historian Church historian Religious scholar Theologian Professor Educator Scholar Classical scholar Byzantinist Priest
From Germany
Type Academia Literature Religion Social science
Gender male
Birth 14 March 1862, Herbitzheim, France
Death 23 September 1940, Bonn, Germany (aged 78 years)
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Albert Ehrhard (1905)

Albert Joseph Maria Ehrhard (14 March 1862, in Herbitzheim – 23 September 1940, in Bonn) was a German Catholic theologian, church historian and Byzantinist. He was the author of numerous works on Early Christianity.


Ehrhard studied theology at Würzburg and Münster, being ordained as a priest in 1885, then received his doctorate of theology in 1888. From 1889 he served as a professor of dogmatics at the Roman Catholic seminary in Strasbourg. From 1892 to 1898 he was a professor of church history at the University of Würzburg, and afterwards held professorships in Vienna (from 1898), Freiburg (from 1902) and Strasbourg (from 1903), where in 1911/12 he served as university rector. From 1920 to 1927 he was a professor of church history at the University of Bonn.

Selected works

  • Die altchristliche Literatur und ihre Erforschung seit 1880 (1894) – Early Christian literature and its research since 1880.
  • Die altchristliche Litteratur und ihre Erforschung von 1884-1900 (1894) – Early Christian literature and its research from 1884 to 1900.
  • Forschungen zur hagiographie der griechischen kirche, vornehmlich auf grund der hagiographischen handschriften von Mailand (1897) – Research involving the hagiography of the Greek church.
  • Geschichte der byzantinischen Litteratur (with Karl Krumbacher, Heinrich Gelzer, 1897) – History of Byzantine literature.
  • Der Katholizismus und das zwanzigste Jahrhundert im Lichte der kirchlichen Entwicklung der Neuzeit (1902) – Catholicism and the twentieth century in the light of ecclesiastical development in the modern age.
  • Die Griechischen Martyrien (1907) – The Greek martyrs.
  • Das Mittelalter und seine kirchliche Entwickelung (1908) – The Middle Ages and ecclesiastical development.
  • Urchristentum und Katholizismus : drei Vorträge (1926) – Early Christianity and Catholicism: three lectures.
  • Das Christentum im Römischen Reich bis Konstantin (1932) – Christianity in the Roman Empire prior to Constantine the Great.
  • Die Kirche der Märtyer; ihre Aufgaben und ihre Leistungen (1932) – The church of the martyrs.
  • Urkirche und Frühkatholizismus (1935) – The early Church and early Catholicism.
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