Adolf Holl

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Adolf Holl (born 1930) is an Austrian Catholic writer and theologian of international reputation. He lives in Vienna, where he was Chaplain of the University of Vienna and a lecturer in its Department of Catholic Theology. Because of conflicts with Church authorities, he was suspended from his teaching and priestly duties.[1] He has written many books, including Jesus in Bad Company and The Last Christian: A Biography of Francis of Assisi.[1]

Holl has doctorates in philosophy and theology from the University of Vienna. Ordained a Catholic priest in 1954, he served as a parish priest and professor of theology until 1973, when longstanding controversies with church officials led to his dismissal from university and parish posts.

Works by Adolf Holl that have been translated into English[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Random House author spotlight". Retrieved 2010-11-07.