Founder of ecclesiastical cartography; b. Dittersbäckel, Aug. 5, 1874; d. Maria Enzersdorf, Austria, May 31, 1935. He was associated with William Schmidt, SVD, in producing and promoting the magazine Anthropos. In 1930 he founded the Cartographical Institute to study geographical and statistical aspects of the Catholic Church. For a great portion of his active life he lived at Steyl, Holland. He published his Katholische Missionsatlas in 1906. This is a mission atlas, with a statistical supplement. It gives detailed statistics of every mission area and mission-sending society, population, baptized Catholics, priests, brothers, sisters, catechists, schools, etc. His second well-known work was Atlas Hierarchicus (1913, 2nd ed. 1929). This is a survey of all the Catholic dioceses of the world with their divisions, indexing 20,000 cities and mission stations. It has 36 large-scale maps. This monumental work has been translated into five languages. It is a most complete collection of statistics concerning the Catholic Church, with historical and
ethnological notices. He also wrote: Sprachfamilien und Sprachenkreise der Erde (1926). Streit was a member of the Society of the Divine Word.
Bibliography: j. dindinger, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner, 10 v. (2nd ed. Freiburg 1957–65) 9:862–863.
[j. a. mccoy]
"Streit, Karl." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 17, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/streit-karl
"Streit, Karl." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved October 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/streit-karl
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.