Pohle’s final volume on the sacraments covers extreme unction, holy orders, matrimony. He defends the necessity of each sacrament, defines the role of ministers, and shows how these sacraments—like all sacraments—perform a vital role in administering grace.
- Detailed footnotes and bibliographical material
- Contains a detailed topical index
- Title: The Sacraments: A Dogmatic Treatise, vol. 4
- Author: Joseph Pohle
- Publisher: B. Herder
- Publication Date: 1917
- Pages: 249
About Joseph Pohle
Joseph Pohle (1852–1922) studied in Trier, Rome, and was ordained as a priest in 1878. He served as a professor in Baar, Switzerland from 1881 to 1883, as professor at St. Joseph’s College in Leeds, England from 1883 to 1886, and as professor of philosophy in Fulda from 1886 to 1889. In 1889, he moved to America to teach at the newly-founded Catholic University. Pohle returned to Europe in 1894, teaching at Münster and then Breslau, where he served as professor of dogma, and wrote his Dogmatic Theology. He was also a frequent contributor to the Catholic Encyclopedia.