Anthony Maas
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Anthony Maas

Anthony John Maas (1859-1927) was a noted Catholic exegete, or writer of critical interpretation of scripture.

Anthony J. Maas was born in Bainkhausen, Province of Westphalia, Prussia. He was educated at public and private schools and the gymnasium at Arnsberg, Westphalia, the Jesuit scholasticates at Manresa, New York, Woodstock College, and Manresa, Spain.[1]

Maas came to the United States, entered the Society of Jesus in 1877, and was ordained, 1887. He was professor of Scripture (1891-1905) and prefect of studies (1897-1905) at Woodstock, assistant editor of The Messenger in New York (1905-1907), rector of Woodstock College (1907-1912), and provincial of the Maryland-New York Province, resident in New York (1912-1927).[2]

His works include the Life of Christ, Christ in Type and Prophecy [3] and a commentary on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.[4]

He died at Saint Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1927.


  1. ^ "Maas, Anthony J.", New Catholic Dictionary, 1929 p.580
  2. ^ The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 58, Number 24, 24 November 1917
  3. ^ Maas, A. J.( 1895), Maas, A. J. SJ, Christ in Type and Prophecy, New York, Benziger Brothers
  4. ^ Maas, A. J. (1898), The Gospel according to Saint Matthew, with an Explanatory and Critical Commentary, publ. B Herder, St Louis Mo.

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