Images and Messaging in the Society of Jesus

Professor Muller's project on the Jesuit Global Strategy of Accommodation traces how the Society of Jesus crafted its image and message to fit with the customs and cultures of the diverse peoples with which it engaged, from Japan and China to Peru and Bolivia.  Muller's research integrates history and art history to tackle major issues that changed art during the early modern period.  His book, St. Jacob’s Antwerp:  Art and Counter Reformation in Rubens’s Parish Church (Brill, 2016), studied in depth from archives and objects how the history of art in one church participated in the larger religious, social, and political change effected by the Catholic Church in Belgium.