The New International Encyclopædia/Weber, Theodor

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WEBER, Theodor (1836—). A German Old Catholic bishop. He was born at Zülpich, studied at Bonn, Munich, and Breslau, and became a priest in 1860. He was made professor of philosophy at Breslau in 1872. He was active in the Old Catholic movement from its beginning, and in 1890 removed to Bonn and was appointed vicar-general by Bishop Reinkens. Five years later he was consecrated assistant bishop, and on Reinkens's death in 1896 he succeeded him as bishop. He has written much in relation to the Old Catholic movement and in philosophy and metaphysics.