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Muelder, Walter G.

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Journal Articles

Works Written By Others

Speeches and Lectures

Sermons

Memorials and Tributes

Books and Book Chapters

Book Reviews

Artifacts

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Handwritten Notes

Correspondence

Subject Files

Autobiography and Late Additions to the Collection



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Muelder, Walter G., 1925-1997 | Theology Library Archives

By Kara Jackman, Archivist and Konstancja Sinczak, Archives Assistant

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Collection Overview

Title: Muelder, Walter G., 1925-1997Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:(bulk 1936-1985)

ID: 03/032

Extent: 12.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: General files are arranged in an alphabetical order by title, keyword, or place, with separate sections for Book Reviews, Memorials, Sermons and Tributes.  Works are listed in the following series: Books and book chapters, Journal Articles, Book Reviews, Speeches, Manuscript Versions of Articles, Memorials and Tributes, and Sermons

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection covers his professional work mostly from 1937 to 1997, and includes books written by, edited by or containing chapters by WGM, published journal articles, book reviews, speeches, manuscript versions of articles, memorials and tributes, and sermons.  There are no correspondence files.  Topics covered include: Church-State relations, Labor, Economics, Ecumenism, Ethics, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Methodism, The Methodist Federation for Social Action, Morality, Pacifism, Socialism, and the World Council of Churches

Biographical Note: Educator, personalist, ecumenist, ethicist

Born in Boody, Illinois, son of Epke Hermann and Minnie Horlitz Muelder.  He attended Knox College (B.S. 1927), and Boston University (S.T.B., 1930; Ph.D., 1933), with studies under Paul Tillich in Frankfurt in 1931.  He taught at Berea College (1934-40) and the University of Southern California (1940-45) before coming to Boston University as Dean and Professor of Christian Theology and Christian Ethics (1945-72).  Upon retirement, he again taught briefly at Berea College, and continued to teach occasional courses at Boston University.  He served the World Council of Churches for many years, attending the Assemblies at Evanston (1954), New Delhi (1964) and Uppsala (1968), serving in various capacities with Faith and Order, including Chair of the Commission on Institutionalism (1955-63), and later as Chair of the Board of the Ecumenical Institute (1961-68)

Administrative Information

Repository: Theology Library Archives

Access Restrictions: The three volume autobiography is restricted from access by request of the donor and his heirs.

Acquisition Source: Gift, 1996-98

Finding Aid Revision History: Processed by Assistant Archivist, Kasia Sinczak in 2006.

Other Note: Related URL: http://www.bu.edu/sth/archives/sth/muelder.htm

Other URL: http://www.bu.edu/sth/archives/sth/muelder.htm


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[Series 1: Journal Articles],
[Series 2: Works Written By Others],
[Series 3: Speeches and Lectures],
[Series 4: Sermons],
[Series 5: Memorials and Tributes],
[Series 6: Books and Book Chapters],
[Series 7: Book Reviews],
[Series 8: Artifacts],
[Series 9: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Handwritten Notes],
[Series 10: Correspondence],
[Series 11: Subject Files],
[Series 12: Autobiography and Late Additions to the Collection],
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Series 8: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Korean Church of Boston Statement of Appreciation, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 2: Medal: "Distinguished Public Service", 1971Add to your cart.
Item 3: Medal and its Booklet: "Second Assembly: World Council of Churches, Northwestern University", 1954Add to your cart.
Item 4: Medal: "12th World Methodist Conference", 1971Add to your cart.
Item 5: Medal: "Uniting Conference - The United Methodist Church", 1968Add to your cart.
Item 6: Shoes and touch up bag, White Thom Mcann, Flexible Insole., No DateAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Photographs, No DateAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Filmstrip and Script: "Assignment in Unity" World Council of Churches, 1952Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Journal Articles],
[Series 2: Works Written By Others],
[Series 3: Speeches and Lectures],
[Series 4: Sermons],
[Series 5: Memorials and Tributes],
[Series 6: Books and Book Chapters],
[Series 7: Book Reviews],
[Series 8: Artifacts],
[Series 9: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Handwritten Notes],
[Series 10: Correspondence],
[Series 11: Subject Files],
[Series 12: Autobiography and Late Additions to the Collection],
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