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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Faulhaber, Michael

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FAULHABER, foul'hạ-bėr, Michael, German prelate: b. Klosterheidenfeld, Bavaria, 5 March 1869. He was educated at the Schweinfurt gymnasium, and at the gymnasium, university and Kilaneum Seminary of Würzburg. In 1887-88 he was a soldier and non-commissioned officer in the Bavarian army and was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1892. In 1892-94 he was chaplain and parish priest and in 1894-96 was prefect of the Kilianeum Seminary, Würzburg. In 1896-99 he was engaged in studying manuscripts at the Vatican and other Italian museums. From 1899 to 1903 he was privatdocent in Greek palæography, Biblical archæology, homiletics, exegesis of the Psalms, at the University of Würzburg, and in 1903-11 was professor of the Old Testament exegesis and introduction to Sacred Scripture at the University of Strassburg. In 1911 Dr. Faulhaber was consecrated bishop of Speyer. In 1900 he visited England to study manuscripts of early Christian literature, spending one semester at Oxford. In 1902 he visited Spain for a similar purpose. He has published "Die griechischen Apologeten der klassischen Väterzeit" (1896); "Die Propheten-Catenen nach römischen Handschriften" (1899); "Hesychii Hierosolymitani interpretatio Isaiæ prophetæ" (1900); "Hohelied-Proverbien-und Prediger Catenen" (1902); "Petrus stirbt nicht" (1903); "Weltkirche und nationale Anstalten" (1906); "Die Vesperpsalmen, weiteren Kreisen erklärt" (1906); "Schule und Religion" (1907); "Soziale Charitas" (1910); "Priester und Volk und unsere Zeit" (1911; 1912); "Die heilige Schrift ein Hirtenbrief der sozialem Ordnung" (1911); "Charakterbilder der biblischen Frauenwelt" (1912). He was a collaborator in Kihn, "Patrologie"; Karo-Lietzmann, "Catenarum græcarum catalogus" (1902); Buchberger, "Kirchliches Handlexigon," etc. He is a contributor to the Theologische Quartalsehrift, Biblische Zeitschrift', Strassburger Diözesanblatt, Oriens christianus, Monatsschrift für katholische Lehrerinnen, Literarische Rundschau, Theologische Revue, etc.