In his book Outspoken Essays he devotes an entire chapter to this subject. He received many honors during his life. His early work at Oxford centered on Christian mysticism, and his Bampton Lectures on the same theme were published in Then, inPrime Minister H.
Encyclopedia of World Biography. Nevertheless, they are the work of a prose craftsman of unique mind and literary skill, and Inge deserves a place in the chronicles of English religious prose writing. He served as dean of St. His work on Plotinus, neoplatonism, and mysticism was influential.
Inhe was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. He died 26 February Inge was aristocratic and often showed contempt for the working classes; he seemed incapable of understanding the causes Outspoken essays william r inge social unrest.
His at-times overappreciative analysis of Plotinus is understandable in light of his express desire to offer Plotinus as not only ancient philosopher but also contemporary teacher.
He attacked optimists of every kind and those who believed in progress, democracy, and socialism. He disapproved of democracy, which he called "an absurdity" and compared to "the famous occasion when the voice of the people cried, Crucify Him!
He was a passionate Christian Platonist known in the academy for his work on mysticism, Plotinus and a synthesis of Christianity and Platonism. I have some other, similar collections from him, and will visit them some day as well.
Helm, The Gloomy Dean. In addition to scores of articles, lectures and sermons, he also wrote over 35 books. Inge then became a columnist for the Evening Standarda position he would hold until A small book, Speculum Animae, published inthe year he was appointed dean of St.
He had retired from full-time Church ministry in Asquith chose him to be the Dean of St. He did not become a priest until Inge died on February 16,at the age of He made valuable contributions to the ongoing movement of Anglican Modernism, being one of its chief defenders of theological freedom.
He was Bampton Lecturer in ; the lectures were published as Christian Mysticisminthe first of 30 books on religion and social criticism. His weekly articles for the Evening Standard were widely read for a period of 25 years.
This was also a central tenet of the turn-of-the-century Anglican Modernism, and Inge became one of its leading spokesmen. Andrews in and and published as The Philosophy of Plotinus 2 volumes. A number of his books were collections of his essays, including two series of Outspoken Essays, a title that betrays much about its author.
In theology he was a liberal, in politics something of a reactionary.
He was president of both the Aristotelian Society and the Classical Association. The same year he married Mary Catharine Spooner, daughter of the arch-deacon of Maidstone.
Overall, I enjoyed these pieces, even the ones that delved into church politics of generations past. He served as President of the Aristotelian Society at Cambridge from to His father was William Inge (a provost at Worcester College, Oxford) and his mother Susanna (Churton) Inge.
His maternal grandfather was the archdeacon of Cleveland. Inge was educated at Eton College, where he was a King's Scholar and Newcastle Scholar, and at King's College, Cambridge, where he won a number of prizes as well as taking firsts. A number of his books were collections of his essays, including two series of Outspoken Essays, a title that betrays much about its author.
For Inge was a controversialist, even a contrarian. admire the embodiment of an attempt to articulate a universal cosmic movement from and to God that is to be found in W. R. Inge. William Inge. William Ralph Inge () was a Church of England clergyman, scholar, social critic, authority on Plotinus and Christian mysticism, and prolific but controversial writer of popular essays and books.
He served as dean of St. Paul's Cathedral from to William Inge was born June 6, Outspoken Essays, 1st Series (Essay index reprint series) by Inge, W.
and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at mi-centre.com Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. His father was William Inge, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, and his mother Susanna Churton, In his book Outspoken Essays he devotes an entire chapter to this subject.
He was nicknamed The Gloomy Dean because of his pessimistic views in his Romanes Lecture ofDownload