ABS, Josef Maria

ABS, Josef Maria. Öspel/Saarland 20.1.1889 — 19??. German Catholic Priest, Indologist and Scholar of Religion. Son of Friedrich Abs. From 1897 member of the Capuchin order and attended its school in Tyrol. Then missionary in India, in 1914 appointed to a Professorship in Calcutta, but soon interned. After the war he studied Indology under Jacobi at Bonn. Priest in Bonn and Saarbrücken. No information found after 1935.

Publications: Political articles, some Indological articles (“Beiträge zur Kritik heterodoxer Philosophie-Systeme in der Purāṇa”, Festgabe Jacobi 1926, 386-396; OC 1932, 157-159; etc.).

Indiens Religionen Sanatana Dharma. Eine Darstellung des Hinduismus. 234 p. Bonn & Leipzig 1933.

Der Kampf um unsere Schutzgebiete einst und jetzt. Ein Beitrag zur Wieder­ge­winnung unserer Kolonien. 314 p. Düsseldorf 1926, and several editions; other works on colonial politics.

Sources: D.G.K. 1926, 1931, 1935, then no more. Kathol. Deutschland 1, 1933; Wer Ist’s 1935. No death date in the N.U.C. Member of D.M.G. in 1930, then no lists were publ. until 1950, when no longer there.

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