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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


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],
[All]

Series 4: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Sermons that Walter Muelder delivered at churches across the country.
Box 1: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: F-634 "I Belong to Jesus" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: F-629 "The Inescapable We." (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: F-602 "When students protest" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: F-468 "The religious dimension of social work" (Westminster Presbyterian Church, Atlantic City NJ), 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: F-445 "The radical commitment" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: F-425 "The price of holiness" (Melrose Methodist Church, Melrose, MA), 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 7: F-422 "To the secularist" (?), 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: F-293 "Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nonviolent theology" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newton, MA), 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: F-216 "A sermon on history and being radical" (Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Boston, MA), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: F-185 "The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit". (St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, York, PA), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: F-169 "The Ethos of World Order" (Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Boston, MA), 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 12: F-163 "The ethics of outer space" (Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Boston, MA), 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: F-150 "Essential Human Rights" (?)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: F-146 "An election sermon for 1976" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: F-145 "Politics as a vocation" (Phelps-Stokes Chapel, Berea, KY)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: F-266 "Is war our permanent condition?" (Wheaton College, Norton, MA)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Following Jesus: Dedicated to the Memory of Minnie Horlitz Muelder" (Kenosha, Wisconsin)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "Continuity, Confrontation, Community" (Southern New England Annual Conference Service of Ordination and Consecration)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Whose Project is it?" (UMC of Newton, Newtonville, MA)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "The Call to Mission" (UM Korean Church, Lexington, MA)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Modes of Humility" (First Parish Church, Dorchester, MA)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "The Practice of Alternation" (First Parish Church, Dorchester, MA)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Advent as the Unpredictable" (Stratford UMC, Stratford, CT)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "The Meaning of Nonviolence" (UMC of Newton, Newtonville, MA)Add to your cart.
Box 2: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: S-1 "All Saints Day" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: S-2 "All things new" (Messiah United Methodist Church, Lafayette Hill, PA), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: S-3 "And God said to Moses, 'What is that in thy hand?'" (Immanuel United Methodist Church, Kenosha, WI), 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: S-4 "AUMTS Chapel Service" (Muelder Chapel, Boston, MA), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: S-5 "The Birth of Jesus Christ" (Marsh Chapel?, Boston, MA), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: S-6 "Christus supra Christmas" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: S-7 "Civil religion and Christian faith" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: S-8 "Continuity, confrontation, community" (Springfield College, Springfield, MA), 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: S-9 "The dedicated Church" (Wesley United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, LA), 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: S-10 "Does the future have a meaning?" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 11: S-11 "The enacted symbol" (Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, MA), 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 12: S-12 "The enduring covenant" (Garrett-Evangelical Chapel, Evanston, IL), 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: S-13 "Faith and fellowship" (Kenosha, WI), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 14: S-14 "Give us this day our daily bread" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: S-15 "Giving the future meaning" (Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA), 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: S-16 "Good Friday sermon" (?), No DateAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: S-17 "The graduate and the religious ultimates" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: S-18 "Has the future died?" (Garrett Theological Seminary Chapel, Evanston, IL), 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: S-19 "Homily at Christina's and Brett's Wedding" (Glading Memorial Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: S-20 "Hunger and human development" (Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 21: S-21 "I belong to Jesus" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 22: S-22 "The icon of Martin Luther King, Jr." (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: S-23 "Jesus Christ frees and unites" (Speedway United Methodist Church, Speedway, IN), 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 24: S-24 "Jesus, the poor, and welfare" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 25: S-25 "Lenten study group" (Belmont United Methodist Church, Belmont, MA), 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 26: S-26 "Listening to the Third World" (?), 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 27: S-27 "Mission in a new land" (First Korean Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, MA), 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 28: S-28 "The moon and the manifesto" (Craigville, Craigville, MA), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 29: S-29 "On history and being radical" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 30: S-30 "A plea for compassion" (North Hampton, NH), 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 31: S-31 "The power of Christ in the world" (Iowa Annual Conference), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 32: S-32 "ProActive nonviolence" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 33: S-33 "Promise that you will never put me away" (Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Braintree, MA), 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 34: S-34 "The relevance of Vedanta for America" (Vedanta Center, Cohasset, MA), 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 35: S-35 "Religion and mass communications" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1958Add to your cart.
Box 3: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: S-36 "Reverence for life" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: S-37 "Reverent perspectives on nature" (?), 1990?Add to your cart.
Folder 3: S-38 "The seeking love of God" (St. John's Korean United Methodist Church, Lexington, MA), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: S-39 "Senior chapel and communion service" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: S-40 "Spiritual breakthrough" (St. John's United Methodist Church, Dedham, MA), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: S-41 "Take my yoke" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: S-42 "Taking the spiritual initiative" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: S-43 "Temptations of a pilgrim people" (Korean Church of Boston, Brookline, MA), 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: S-44 Muelder, Walter G. "A Thanksgiving Day sermon" (Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, MA), 1945?Add to your cart.
Folder 10: S-45 "This nation under God" (Marlboro, MA), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: S-46 "The tie that binds" (Kenosha, WI), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: S-47 "To what should Christians be alert?" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 13: S-48 "What does it mean to baptize?"(Lowell, MA), 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: S-49 "Whom shall the educated serve?" (Duke University, Durham, NC), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 15: S-50 "Why Methodists care" (November 18, 1984, Stratford, CT), 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 16: S-51 "Witnesses of the risen Christ" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: S-52 "Youth in jeopardy" (United Methodist Church of Newton, Newtonville, MA), 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 18: S-53 "The radical commitment" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 19: S-54 "Greetings to the Korean Church and to Dr. and Mrs. Walter Chun" (Providence, RI), 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 20: S-55 "Greetings, one hundred fiftieth anniversary" (St. John's United Methodist Church, Dedham, MA), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 21: S-56 "Next steps" (Newton Center Methodist Church, Newton Center, MA), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 22: S-57 "New Ministries through the spirit"(Mathewson Street United Methodist Church, Providence, RI), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 23: S-58 "Christ and America's failure" (Union Church, Berea, KY), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 24: S-59 "Witness as memory and hope" (Southern New England Conference, Babson Institute, Wellesley, MA), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 25: S-60 "Advent sermon" (Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 26: S-61 "Spot values and field values" (Berea College, Berea, KY), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 27: S-62 "The social responsibility of the local church: commendate of Marc Davies" (College Avenue United Methodist Church, Somerville, MA), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 28: S-63 "Beyond civic piety" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 29: S-64 "The Holy Spirit and the catholicity of the church" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 30: S-65 "Creation" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 31: S-66 "How wonderful is the heritage of being a Christian community!" (Marsh Chapel, Boston MA), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 32: S-67 "Dream or reality?" and "Reflections on the death of MLK, Jr." (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 33: S-68 "The birth of Jesus Christ" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 34: S-68 "In the central panel of the window over the main entrance of our new School of Theology ..." (BU School of Theology, Boston, MA), 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 35: S-69 "What does Vietnam symbolize to you?" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 36: S-70 "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 37: S-71 "The temptations of knowing" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 38: S-72 Chapel Talks, Untitled (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), No DateAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: S-72 "The General Conference" and "The greatest thrill of the summer"  (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 40: S-72 "The church and social change," "Who are you?," and "Corporate worship and its social values" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 41: S-72 "The joy of Christian ministry" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 42: S-73 "On asking the right questions" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 43: S-74 "You are in Christ by God's act" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 44: S-75 "The incarnation" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 45: S-76 "Advent as sacrament" (Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 46: S-77 "The radical challenge of Christian unity" (Holy Spirit Chapel, Paulist Fathers, Boston, MA), 1968Add 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],
[All]


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