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Joseph Görres (1776–1848)

Görres, Joseph (gėr’res). A celebrated German publicist and philosopher; born at Coblentz, Jan. 25, 1776; died in 1848. His Rheinischer Merkur, in which he combated French republican ideas, was called by Napoleon “the fifth power” of Europe. He was a man of vast learning and great versatility; a few of his writings are: ‘Aphorisms on Art’; ‘Faith and Science’; ‘History of Asian Myths’; ‘The Hero-Book of Iran,’ translated from Persian; ‘The Holy Alliance’; ‘Swedenborg, his Visions and his Relation to the Church’; ‘Christian Mysticism,’ a work of high authority (latest ed. 5 vols., 1879); ‘Athanasius,’ a strong polemic against Protestantism and Prussian bureaucracy; the author had shortly before embraced Catholicism.