Michael Hetzenauer

Steven Avery


p. 303-304
This decision unleashed a dispute over its meaning and implications. Some argued that it meant that the text was ‘really written by St John,
or rather dictated, and was therefore originally located in his epistle, not inserted in some later century’. Others read the declaration as an
admission that the comma was not part of the Greek text of the epistle, though its place in the authentic Vulgate rendered it useful for use in dogmatic arguments.105
105 Hetzenauer 1900, 198.

p. 305
By contrast, some Catholic scholars rejoiced at the decree. The Austrian Capuchin Michael Hetzenauer argued that the Congregation’s decision
had spread ‘a very welcome light over the whole involved question’. However, Hetzenauer’s understanding of the implications of the decrees of
Trent and Vatican I were questioned by more than one reviewer.114 Joseph Pohle, professor of dogmatic theology at Breslau, likewise applauded the Commission’s decision.115

114 Hetzenauer 1900, 187–206, at 206. Hetzenauer first published his views in the Katholische Kirchenzeitung (Salzburg) in 1898 and 1899, with particular reference to the decision of the Congregation. His conclusions were opposed by ‘Vindex’ 1899; and Gregory 1907, 133.

115 Pohle 1915, 33–34.

Brucker, Joseph. Review of Novum Testamentum Vulgatae Editionis. Ed. Michael Hetzenauer. Études publiées par des Pères de la Compagnie de Jésus 82 (1900): 402–403.

Hetzenauer, Michael. Wesen und Principien der Bibelkritik auf katholischer Grundlage. Innsbruck: Wagner’sche Universitäts-Buchhandlung, 1900.

Pohle, Joseph. The Divine Trinity. Trans. Arthur Preuss. 2nd ed. St Louis: Herder, 1915

Grantley misses the nuance in Pohle and his contra position. More in RGA.
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Steven Avery

Wesen und Principien der Bibelkritik (1900)
Michael Hetzenauer

Bludau/Armfield says he defends Vulgate Prologue .. maybe p. 204



He Kaine Diatheke Ellenisti Vol 2 (1898)
Michael Hetzenauer
Status Quaestionis

Biblia Sacra vulgatæ editionis: Sixti V Pont. Max (1922)
p. 1183 and 1274
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