Müller, George

Müller, George
( 1805-1898 )
   influential leader of the Plymouth Brethren
   George Müller, whose example of living by faith became an inspiration to many across denominational lines, was born at Kroppenstaedt, Prussia, on September 27, 1805. As a young man, he attended the University of Halle, the center of German Pietism, where he was converted to an active faith. He went to England to work with the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, but became involved with the emerging Plymouth Brethren movement. He resigned from his work in Jewish missions and became a Brethren pastor in Teignmouth.
   While at Teignmouth, Müller decided that he should not accept a salary but simply rely upon what God supplied through unsolicited freewill offerings. His life became legendary for the seemingly miraculously appearance of support in times of need. He moved to Bristol in 1832 to become pastor of Bethesda chapel. Two years later, he founded the scriptural Knowledge institution for Home and Abroad, which built day schools, Sunday schools, and other educational facilities and supported missionary activity. inspired by the example of Pietist leader A. H. Francke (1663-1727), Müller also founded the Bristol orphanage Mission Work.
   During his years at Bristol, Müller became quite famous in British Protestant circles. His church grew to more than 1,200 members, and several books were published by and about him. His story inspired many people to copy his pattern of living by faith. J. Hudson Taylor later built the China Inland Mission on Müller's principles. At the age of 70, Müller turned over his affairs to his son-in-law and for the next 17 years made international missionary tours, on which he visited some 42 countries.
   He died in Bristol on March 10, 1898.
   Further reading:
   ■ George Müller, Answers to Prayer (Chicago: Moody Press, 1984); , Autobiography of George Müller, or A Million and Half in Answer to Prayer (London: Nisbet, 1905)
   ■ Mrs. George Müller, Preaching Tours and Missionary Labours of George Müller (of Bristol) (London: Nisbet, 1889)
   ■ A. T. Pier-son, George Mueller of Bristol and His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God (Old Tappan, N.J.: Fleming H. Revell, 1899).

Encyclopedia of Protestantism. . 2005.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • MÜLLER, George — (1805 1898)    German PASTOR, philanthropist, and leader in the Christian, or PLYMOUTH BRETHREN, in Britain. After a dissolute life, he was converted during a PRAYER meeting in 1825. In 1832 in Bristol, England, he began a ministry and in 1835 he …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • MÜLLER, GEORGE —    founder of the Orphan Homes near Bristol; born in Prussia; founded the Orphan Home, in 1836, on voluntary subscriptions, in answer to prayer, to the support one year of more than 2000 orphans (1805 1898) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • George Müller — George Müller. George Müller (Kroppenstedt, distrito de Halberstadt, Prusia, 27 de septiembre de 1805 Bristol, 10 de marzo de 1898) fue un predicador y misionero inglés nacido en Prusia, destacado por su fe en la providencia de Dio …   Wikipedia Español

  • George Muller — George Müller Pour les articles homonymes, voir Müller. George Müller (27 septembre 1805 10 mars 1898) originaire de Prusse est un évangéliste chrétien et un coordinateur des orphelinats de Bristol en Angleterre. Il s est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George Knobel — (* 10. Dezember 1922 in Roosendaal) war ein niederländischer Fußballtrainer. Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende George Knobel war wie sein Vater Zigarrenmacher und spielte ab seinem vierzehnten Lebensjahr halbprofessionell mit RBC… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Müller — Georg Müller redirects here. For the Catholic bishop, see Georg Müller (Catholic bishop). George Ferdinand Müller Born 27 September 1805(1805 09 27) Kroppenstaedt, Kingdom of Prussia (now …   Wikipedia

  • George Müller — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Müller. George Ferdinand Müller …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George Hardwick —  George Hardwick Spielerinformationen Voller Name George Francis Moutrey Hardwick Geburtstag 2. Februar 1920 Geburtsort Saltburn, England Sterbedatum 19. April …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Weah — Pas d image ? Cliquez ici. Biographie Nom George Ma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Müller [2] — Müller, 1) Friedrich von, weimar. Kanzler, geb. 13. April 1779 in Kunreuth bei Forchheim, gest. 21. Okt. 1849, studierte die Rechte, trat 1801 in den weimarischen Staatsdienst, ward 1804 Regierungsrat und erreichte 1806 und 1807 bei Napoleon die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.