Plumpe, Joseph Conrad

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Patristic scholar and editor; b. April 12, 1901, Cloverdale, Ohio; d. Dec. 8, 1957, Worthington, Ohio. He was the son of August H. and Mary (Gerding) Plumpe. He received his B.A. (1922) and M.A. (1924) from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, was ordained in 1928 at Toledo, Ohio, and studied at the University of Münster (Ph.D. 1932) and at the University of Berlin in Germany. He taught classical languages and German at the Josephinum (193241), and was professor of ecclesiastical Latin and New Testament Greek at the Catholic University of America (195457). His scholarly works include: Wesen und Wirkung der auctoritas maiorum bei Cicero (Münster 1935); a translation, Life and Work of Prince Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, by Peter Henry Lemcke (London and New York 1940); and Mater Ecclesia: An Inquiry into the Concept of the Church as Mother in Early Christianity (Washington 1943). He was also joint founder-editor of the patristic series "Ancient Christian Writers."

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