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Karl Joseph Hefele

(1809—1893)


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(1809–93),

Church historian. From 1869 he was Bp. of Rottenburg. He had an important part in the preparations for the First Vatican Council, at which he opposed the definition of Papal infallibility. His main work was his history of the ecclesiastical councils (completed by J. Hergenrother, 1855–90).

Subjects: Christianity.


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