These papers document a small portion of Miller's professional
life. They consist primarily of manuscript and typescript articles, lectures, and
essays; correspondence and records pertaining to his publications; and reprints,
articles, and clippings of his published work. Other items include correspondence,
biographical materials, and two photographs. The correspondent in the "Shadwell group"
letters is W. G. Symons (who signs his letters "Christopher"); also included is a
circular letter by Anne and Martyn Grubb. All of the letters pertain to ecumenical work
among local communities in Great Britain and in the Student Christian Movement. The
publishing correspondence includes several letters from Werner Koch, his German
translator, that concern theological issues of the late 1940s; there are also letters
pertaining to the Student Christian Movement in Europe.
Alexander Miller came to Stanford University in 1950 to inaugurate the curriculum in
Religious Studies. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in 1937,
and held pastorates there and in Scotland and England before coming to Stanford. From
1943 to 1945 he was associated with Sir George MacLeod in the Iona Community in
Scotland. Throughout his career he was associated with the Student Christian Movement.
He was the author of several books, including THE CHRISTIAN SIGNIFICANCE OF KARL MARX,
FAITH AND LEARNING, and THE MAN IN THE MIRROR. In 1958 the Pacific School of Religion
conferred upon him an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.
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