(Dec. 23, 1884-Sept. 5, 1945). Historian and theologian. He was born in Philadelphia. Muller received his B.A. in 1907 and his Ph.D. in 1915, both from Princeton University. He received his M.A. from Harvard in 1910 and his B.D. from the Episcopal Theological School in 1910. Muller was ordained deacon on June 5, 1910, and priest on Dec. 24, 1911. He began his ministry as curate at Trinity Church, Princeton. From 1912 until 1914 he studied abroad. Muller was Minister-in-Charge of the Church of the Redeemer, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1914-1917; Instructor at the Episcopal Theological School, 1915-1917; Professor at Boone University, Wuchang, China, 1917-1919; assistant minister at the Church of the Epiphany, New York, 1920-1921; and Professor at Stephens College, 1921-1923. From 1923 until his death, Muller was professor of church history at the Episcopal Theological School. He was a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Church, 1933-1940. Muller wrote seven books and published numerous articles. Two of his most significant books are Apostle of China, Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, 1831-1906 (1937), and The Episcopal Theological School, 1867-1943 (1943). He was an associate editor of the Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church from its founding in 1932 until his death. Muller died in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Muller, James Arthur
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