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Muelder, Walter G.

Overview

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


Box and Folder Listing


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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Series 7: Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
A collection of book reviews written by Walter Muelder.
Box 1: Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: B-1 "Moral Laws"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: B-2 "The concept of a limited god", 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 3: B-3 "Personality and religion", 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 4: B-4 "Christian faith and economic change", 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 5: B-5 "The Early Days of Christian Socialism in America", 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 6: B-6 "Anno Domini: Jesus, History and God", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 7: B-6 "The World's Need of Christ", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 8: B-6 "The Social Gospel Re-examined", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 9: B-6 "The Social Function of Religion", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: B-6 "Pastoral psychology", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 11: B-6 "Into abundance", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 12: B-6 "Experience, reason and faith: a survey in philosophy and religion", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 13: B-6 "The Christian Fellowship", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 14: B-6 "Wisdom and Folly in Religion", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 15: B-7 "The Andover Liberals: a study in American theology," "Christianity in a Changing World," and "Contemporary Religious Thought: an anthology", 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 16: B-7 "Corona: Studies in Celebration of the Eightieth Birthday of Samuel Singer," "Faith and nurture," "Faith for Today," and "Methodism and the Frontier: Indiana Proving Ground", 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 17: B-7 "New gateways to creative learning," "Preface to Preparedness: the Washington Disarmament Conference and Public Opinion," and "The Social Relations of Science", 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18: B-7 "What We Can Believe" and "Technology and Society: the influence of machines in the United States.", 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 19: B-8 "By this sign conquer: a study in contemporary crucifixion and crusade," "The church in the social order," "The Contemporary Christ," "The faith that gives meaning to victory,", 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 20: B-8 "The Highway of God," "How Jesus dealt with men," "Human nature and utility in Hume's Social Philosophy," "Invitation to worship," "The Lambeth Conferences: the solution for Pan-American Organization., 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 21: B-8 "The Lord's Prayer," "The message of the Lord's Prayer," "Millhands and Preachers : a study of Gastonia," and "Peace by power: the plain man's guide to the key issue of the war and the post-war world.", 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 22: B-8 "Principles of Christian Living," "A Prophet and a Pilgrim," "The twofold power of the gospel," and "We stand with Christ : an essay in Catholic apologetics.", 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 23: B-9 "The case for Christianity," "Christ and Christian education," "The Church and Psychotherapy," and "Economic policy and democracy." "The historic church and modern pacifism.", 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 24: B-9 "National Consciousness," "The philosophy of the Christian World Mission," "The short story of Jesus," "The root and flower of prayer," and "The Varieties of New Testament Religion.", 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 25: B-9 "What is a mature morality?," "What is religion doing to our consciousness?," and "What is the church doing?", 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 26: B-10 "Beyond the night," "The children of light and the children of darkness," "Contemporary thinking about Jesus," "The doctrine of the trinity," "A faith to free the people.", 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 27: B-10 "Highroads of the Universe," "The post war strategy of religion," "The Radiant Life," "Report on India," "Say yes to the light", 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 28: B-11 "Empirical philosophies of religion," "Fighting liberal : the autobiography of George W. Norris.", 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 29: B-11 "Look to this day," "Nature and values,"  "Everyman's religion : a simple explanation of the creed and the church catechism,", 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 30: B-12 "Beyond Soviet power," "The challenge of our culture," "The church and organized movements," "Eyes of faith: a study in the biblical point of view.", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 31: B-12 "The faith of a Protestant," "The Gospel, the Church, and the World," "Hindu Psychology," "A history of American philosophy," "In Him is Life.", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 32: B-12 "The theology of John Wesley," "Toward world-wide Christianity," "Wesley and sanctification," "Faith and reason," "The Principles of Moral Judgement.", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 33: B-13 "God and men," "Methodism," "Christianity and Property," and "Evil and the Christian Faith", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 34: B-14 "High wind at noon," "The organization of the Methodist Church," "Principles of conduct.", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 35: B-14 "Trends in Protestant social idealism," "Wellsprings of the American spirit", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 36: B-15 "The perennial scope of philosophy," "The effective city church," "Protestant churches and industrial America.", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 37: B-15 "God's grace and man's hope," "Meaning in history," "The Christian Significance of Karl Marx.", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 38: B-16 "All things common," "Character assassination," "The lonely crowd," "Personalities in social reform," "Responsible Christianity: leaven of a free society.", 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 39: B-17 "From experience to faith," "The loyalty of free man," "Crisis and Hope in American Education.", 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 40: B-18 "An autobiography of prayer," "Church work in the city," "On proving God," "Religion and the rise of capitalism," "America's way in church, state, and society.", 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 41: B-19 "The concept of property in modern Christian thought," "Goals of economic life,", 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 42: B-19 "Organizational revolution: a study in the ethics of economic organization," "Religion and economic responsibility.", 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 43: B-20 "Christian values and economic life," "Values and policy in American society.", 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 44: B-21 "The moral dilemma of a business society," "Freedom to work," "Christian ethics : sources of the living tradition.", 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 45: B-22 "Christian social ethics," "The purpose of the church and its ministry," "Springs of morality," "When prophecy fails," "Der Mensch im Zeitalter der Lieblosigkeit.", 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 46: B-23 "America as a civilization," "Christianity and world issues," "Der Mensch im Zeitalter der Lieblosigkeit," "Der Psychotherapeut als Partner: Eine appelative Psychotherapie,", 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 47: B-23 "The quest and character of a united church," "Religion, society and the individual," "The sociology of religion,"  "In every place a voice", 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 48: B-23 "The sociology of religion.", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 49: B-23 "Authority and power in the Free Church tradition : a social case study of the American Baptist Convention," "The structure of nations and empires.", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 50: B-23  "Sexual relation in Christian thought," "Foundations of the responsible society.", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 51: B-23 "The social sources of church unity.", 1960Add to your cart.
Box 2: Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: B-24 "Under orders : the churches and public affairs," "Religion in American Life," "Methodism and Society in the Twentieth Century," "The context of decision.", 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: B-24 "The pastor and his people", 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: B-24 "The unity we seek," "The idea of a secular society and its significance for Christians", 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: B-24 "Assimilation in Ameircan life: the role of race, religion, and national origins," "John Wesley," "Religion in American culture : a sociological interpretation.", 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: B-25 "Outsider in the Vatican", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: B-25 "Responsible government in a revolutionary age," "Elements for a social ethic", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: B-25 "The social gospel in America, 1870-1920," "Moral law in Christian social ethics.", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: B-25 "Moral responsibility: situation ethics at work," "Deeds and rules in Christian ethics.", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: B-25 "The ecumenical witness of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.," "The righteousness of the kingdom.", 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: B-25 "The Christian new morality.", 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: B-26 "Sociology and the study of religion: theory, research, interpretation," "The meaning of the city", 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: B-26 "The living God," "Responsible freedom: guidelines to Christian action.", 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: B-26 "Crisis of moral authority.", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 14: B-26 "The politics of nonviolence," "Without guilt and justice.", 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: B-26 "In search of a responsible world society.", 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 16: B-26 "Death by decision: the medical, moral and legal dilemmas of euthanasia.", 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: B-27 "Church and nationhood…," "Church and State… ," "Theology in the Americas.", 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 18: B-27 "The center cannot hold : the search for a global economy of justice," "Praxis and democratic socialism : the critical social theory of Markovic and Stojanovic.", 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 19: B-27 "Catholic social teaching and the U.S. economy : working papers for a Bishops' pastoral.", 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: B-27 "Recovery of the measure : interpretation and nature.", 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 21: B-27 "Joseph Fletcher : memoirs of an ex-radical.", 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 22: F-661 "Toward a discipline of social ethics: essays in honor of Walter George Muelder", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: F-550 "Stride toward freedom", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 24: F-363 "On being human religiously", 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 25: F-254/253/252  "Institutionalism and Church Unity", 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 26: F-179 "Faith, Science and the Future: preparatory readings for the 1979 Conference of the World Council of Churches.", 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 27: "The Development of American Philosophy", 1940Add to your cart.

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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],
[All]


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