Muller, Johann Stephan

Muller, Johann Stephan a German theologian, was born at Smalobuch, in the Black Forest, July 20, 1730, and was educated at the gymnasium at Rudolstadt and the University of Jena. In 1756 he was appointed an assistant of the philosophical faculty, and became also a member of the Latin Society at Jena, and in 1758 assessor of the consistory at Rudolstadt. In 1759 he was appointed professor extraordinary of philosophy at Jena, and in 1763 he was made professor at Giessen. He became a member of the academies of sciences at Erfurt, Frankfort-on-the-Oder, and at Giessen. In 1768 he was honored with the superintendency of the diocese of Marburg, in which place he died, October 24, 1768. His most important works are, Dubiorum utrique modo, quo procedunt Theologi in explicandas imputatione peccati Adamitici oppositorum, brevis et modesta resolutio ac utriusque istius conciliatio (Jena, 1752, 4to): — Diss. utrum doctrina de mentis materialitate hypothesis philosophica possit vocari, et quo ostenso, an illa probabilior doctrina de simplicitate animi? (ibid. 1753, 4to): — Diss. philosophica de hominis obligatione ad utendum mediis revelationis vel ante admissam illius veritatem divinam (ibid. 1755, 4to): — Diss. sententias Protestantiunt juris naturae doctorum de lege naturali a vituperationibus cel. P. Desingii defendens (ibid. 1756, 4to): — Diss. metaphysica sententiam Philosophorum Christianorum de mundi et substantianrum origine nova quadam hypothesi contra systemata Aristotelis defendens (ibid. 1757, 4to): — Die Unschuld Luther's in der Lehre von dem Zustande der Seele nach dem Tode, wider die in unsern Tagen erregte Beschuldigung, als ob derselbe ein Seelenschlafer gewesen sei, gerettet (ibid. 1757, 4to): — Dass Luther die Lehre vom Seelenschlafe nie geglaubt habe, weiter und enit den starksten Grunden erwiesen (ibid. 1759, 4to): — Diss. Quid Reformati? ab eo vix Pontiafici deflectunt in doctrina de S. Caena, quod offendunt Reformati (ibid. 1776, 4to): — De novis inter Regem Galorum et Magistratum dissensionibus quid nihi videtur (ibid. 1766, 8vo). See Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, s.v.

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