MULLER, Julius, a German theologian, was b. at Brieg. April 10, 1801, and was a brother of Charles Otfried MUller (q.v.), the antiquary. He studied at Breslau and Gottingen, at first devoting himself to law, but afterwards to theology. After much mental struggle he adopted religious views opposed to those of the rationalists. In 1825 he was appointed pastor at SchOnbrunn and Rosen, near Strehlen, where he remained 7 years. Having acquired a high reputation for theological learning, he was appointed in 1831 second university preacher in Gottingen, and there lectured on practical theology and pedagogics. The spirit in which he labored there may be seen from his sermons, entitled Des Christliche Leben, seine Kiimpfe und seine Vollendung (The Christian Life, its Struggles and its perfection; Bresl. 1834; 3d ed. 1847). In 1834 he became extraordinary professor of theology in Gottingen, and soon after ordinary professor in Marburg, from.
which he went in 1839 to occupy a similar chair in Halle. The work on which his repu tation as a theologian chiefly rests is that on sin, Die Cliristliche Lehre von der Sande (Bresl. 1839; 4th ed., revised and much altered, 2 vols., 1858), which has been translated into English. He afterwards published pamphlets on subjects of temporary interest, in vindication of the cause of evangelical union against the attacks of the rigid Lutherans. He died Sept. 27, It-was he who, in 1850, in conjunction with Neander and Nitzsch edited a periodical entitled Deutsche Zeitscheift fur Cheistliche Wis senschaft noel atristlielle' s Leben. He also contributed to the Theol. Stvdien lend Kritiken. His work Die Eranyelische Union appeared in 1854. ' He died in Oct., 1878.