Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Michael Fielding Murray papers, 1958-1965



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fielding, Michael Murray
Title: Michael Fielding Murray papers
Dates: 1958-1965
Creator Abstract: From 1958-1961, Michael Fielding Murray attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he earned a Bachelor of Divinity.
Content Abstract: 7.5 inches of class notes and printed material accumulated during Murray’s coursework while pursuing his Bachelor of Divinity at Austin Seminary are arranged into two series and three sub-series.
Identification: 2017-002
Quantity: 7.5 linear inches
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical Note

Michael Fielding Murray, son of Reverend Roland M. Murray and Dorothy Mae Smith, was born in Del Rio, TX on December 22, 1936. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Austin College in 1958. From 1958-1961, he attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he earned a Bachelor of Divinity, equivalent to today’s Master of Divinity. Murray served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Mercedes, TX from 1961-1965, and First Presbyterian Church in Kingsville, TX from 1965-1969. Murray has acted as Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Texas for eighteen years, and in his current Parish Associate position at First Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX since 1994. Over the years Murray has served on the Boards of the Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, TX, the Texas Presbyterian Foundation, and the Board of the EQ-HR Center, which offers workshops to equip leaders within faith-based organizations with skills that enhance their leadership abilities by developing emotional intelligence competence and building human relations skills.

In 1973, Murray established his own training firm, Creative Interchange Consultants International. As director, he has conducted numerous workshops, seminars, and retreats for church organizations all over the United States, as well as U.S. Federal Government and State agencies. In addition to working with local churches of different denominations, Murray has led events for Presbyteries, the Synod of the Sun, The UPUSA General Assembly, Faith At Work, The American Bible Society, and Austin Seminary, just to name a few. In 2001, Murray was recognized by the Austin Seminary Alumni Association for his outstanding service to the church.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 7.5 inches of class notes and printed material accumulated during Murray’s coursework while pursuing his Bachelor of Divinity at Austin Seminary. Additional material includes worship bulletins and resource material used during Murray’s term as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Mercedes, TX from 1961-1965. The papers are organized into two series and three sub-series. The sub-series were kept in original order and are arranged by school year: junior (first) year, middler (second) year, and senior (third) year. The bulk of the material corresponds to Murray’s time as a student at Austin Seminary.

Archivist's Note:

Any course number preceded by an * indicates that the course was a required part of the curriculum for all students attending Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary during this time frame.

Course numbers are preceded by a two letter abbreviation denoting the course department. Below is a code key for the abbreviations: BF Biblical Field (biblical languages, introductory and exegesis courses) CE Christian Education CH Church History HO Homiletics MI Missions PT Pastoral Theology


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Butler, J. Donald (James Donald), 1908-1994.
Fogleman, William Jethro, 1928-2000.
Gribble, Robert Francis, 1890-1970.
Jansen, John Frederick.
McCord, James I. (James Iley), 1919-1990.
Millard, James Abia Jr.
Murray, Michael Fielding.
Ritschl, Dietrich.
Scott, Earl Constantine.
Stitt, David Leander.
Street, T. Watson (Thomas Watson), 1916-
Williams, J. Rodman (John Rodman).
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
First Presbyterian Church (Mercedes, Tex.)
Subjects
Presbyterian Church--Education.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Murray (Michael Fielding) papers, 1958-1965, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Processed by Nikole Koehlert,Archives Assistant, March 2017.


Inventory:

Box
F032 Student work, class notes and printed material, 1958-1961:
Junior year (First year), 1958-1959:
Homiletics: Pulpit Speech and Worship (*HO 210), Professor James A. Millard
Elements of Hebrew (*BF 301), Professor Robert F. Gribble
Christian Education (*CE 210), Professor J. Donald Butler
The Synoptic Gospels (BF 301), Professor John F. Jansen
New Testament Greek (BF 619), professor unknown
Theology: The Philosophy of Religion (*TH 310), Professor James I. McCord
Middler year (Second year), 1959-1960:
New Testament Theology, (TH 325), Professor John F. Jansen
History of Dogma (*CH 320), Professor Dietrich Ritschl
Church History: The Reformation and the Modern Church (*CH 320), professor unknown
Second Year New Testament Greek (BF 628), professor unknown
The Gospel According to Matthew (BF 335), Professor Earl C. Scott
The Presbyterian Church on the American Scene (*CH 321), Professor Thomas W. Street
Theology: The Structure of Christian Theology Part I. (*TH 321), Professor John R. Williams
Christian Education (*CE 211), Professor J. Donald Butler
World Christian Community and World Issues (CH 257), Professor Thomas W. Street
Senior year (Third year), 1960-1961:
Christian Education: The Christian Nurture of Youth (CE 224), Professor J. Donald Butler
The Structure of Christian Theology, Part II (TH 340), Professor John R. Williams
Christian Ethics (TH 348), Professor Dietrich Ritschl
Missions: The World Mission of the Church (*MI 255), Professor Thomas W. Street
Pastoral Theology: Polity and Program of the Particular Church (PT 246), Professor William J. Fogleman
Homiletics: Advanced Homiletics and the Pastoral Office (*HO 345), Professor David L. Stitt
Survey in Modern Theological Thought (*TH 341), Professor John R. Williams
Christian Education: The Church and Higher Education (CE 354), Professor J. Donald Butler
Box
F074a History of Medieval Theology (CH 353), Professor Dietrich Ritschl
Eschatology of the New Testament (BF 249), Professor Earl C. Scott



Box
F074a Ministerial work, First Presbyterian Church, Mercedes, TX, 1963-1965:
Worship bulletins, January 20, 1963-December 15, 1963
Worship bulletins, December 22, 1963-February 7, 1965
Printed materials:
The Worship Work of the Congregation resource guide, 1963