William Ralph Inge

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William Ralph Inge (June 6 1860 - February 26 1954) was an English author, Anglican prelate and professor of divinity at Cambridge.

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Background

He was born at Crayke, Yorkshire, England. His father was William Inge (a provost at Worcester College, Oxford) and his mother Susanna (Churton) Inge. His mother's father was the archdeacon of Cleveland.

W. R. Inge was educated at Eton College and at King's College, Cambridge.

Professional Life

He was a tutor at Hertford College, Oxford starting in 1888.

In 1907 he became a professor of divinity at Jesus College, Cambridge, holding the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity chair.

He was a columnist for 25 years (1921 - 1946) for the Evening Standard.

He was a trustee of London's National Portrait Gallery from 1921 until 1951.

Clergy

In 1888 he was ordained as a deacon.

In 1911 he was chosen by Prime Minister Asquith to be the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. He retired in 1934.

Works

He wrote several books on Mysticism.

Bibliography

  • "Christian Mysticism", 1899
  • "Light, Life and Love" (Selections from the German Mystics of the Middle Ages), 1904 (currently in the public domain, Project Gutenberg Release #4664 November 2003, available online from [1] (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=4664) and [2] (http://www.ccel.org/i/inge/light/light.htm))
  • "Truth and Falsehood in Religion", 1906
  • "The Philosophy of Plotinus: The Gifford Lectures at St. Andrews", 1917 - 1918. ISBN 1592442846 (softcover), ISBN 0837101131 (hardcover)
  • "Outspoken Essays", 1919 - 1922
  • "Personal Idealism and Mysticism", 1924. ISBN 0766103285
  • "Lay Thoughts of a Dean", 1926
  • "The Platonic tradition in English religious thought". ASIN 0841450552
  • "Lay thoughts of a dean". ASIN 0836924037
  • "The Victorian age". ASIN 0848211510
  • "Mysticism in Religion". ISBN 0837189535
  • "Science and ultimate truth". ASIN 0848211545
  • "Our present discontents". ASIN 0836928466
  • "Christian ethics and modern problems". ASIN 0837139600
  • "A pacifist in trouble". ASIN 0836921925
  • "Talks in a free country". ASIN 0836927745

Personal

His wife was Mary Catharine Inge (née Spooner), daughter of Henry Maxwell Spooner. She died in 1949. See Portraits of Mary Catharine Inge (http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp64560).

He was nicknamed The Gloomy Dean because of his pessimistic views in his Evening Standard articles.

He was a supporter of animal rights.

See also

External links

Quotes

  • [3] (http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/William_Ralph_Inge/)
  • [4] (http://www.creativequotations.com/one/135.htm)
  • [5] (http://www.quotemeonit.com/inge.html)
  • [6] (http://www.conservativeforum.org/authquot.asp?ID=1773)
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