Richard A. Muller

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Richard A. Muller

P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology (1992)
A.B. (Queens College, NY, 1969)
M.Div. (Union Theological Seminary, NY, 1972)
Ph.D. (Duke University, 1976)

Richard Muller embraces the Reformed approach to ministry - that it should be an educated ministry. Therefore, his hope is to equip students with an academic training that will enrich their specific and unique ministries. Dr Muller has served as a pastor in two churches, and taught in two other institutions before teaching at Calvin Theological Seminary. His major teaching field is Reformation and early modern studies, and history of Christian thought.

"Seminary education-ideally conceived as a carefully constructed, classical program in residence-is perhaps the only time in the life of the church worker or minister during which the time and the resources for theological reflection are available for an extended period. My hope for my students is that they will be able to profit from an encounter with the great tradition of our church and, in so doing, will find their years in the seminary to be a spiritually enriching and intellectually stimulating foundation for future work in ministry. I am convinced that the detailed study of Protestant thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is both a fruitful area for advanced study and a subject that is of direct relevance to the life and work of the church today as it attempts to understand itself in the light of its past and formulate its theology in the present."

Dr. Muller is married and has one son and one daughter.

Dr. Muller is the author of 'The Unaccommodated Calvin,' 'After Calvin: Studies in the Development of a Theological Tradition,' 'Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics' (four volumes), 'God, Creation, and Providence in the Thought of Jacob Arminius,' 'Christ and the Decree,' 'Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms,' and 'The Study of Theology.' He has also written numerous articles and reviews.