William Ralph Inge

William Ralph Inge (Ĭng), 1860–1954, Anglican prelate and author. He was fellow of King's College, Cambridge (1886–88), fellow and tutor of Hertford College, Oxford (1889–1904), and vicar of a London parish (1905–7). He then became Lady Margaret professor of divinity and fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He was dean of St. Paul's Cathedral from 1911 to 1934. Well known for his originality of thought and for his pessimism, the latter earned him the title "the gloomy dean." His works include several on mysticism, a subject in which he was much interested. See Christian Mysticism (1897), Personal Idealism and Mysticism (1907), Mysticism in Religion (1948), and Diary of a Dean (1949).

See biography by A. Fox (1960); study by R. M. Helm (1962).

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William Ralph Inge: Selected full-text books and articles

Platonism in Recent Religious Thought By William D. Geoghegan Columbia University Press, 1958
Librarian's tip: Chap. I "The Christian Platonism of W. R. Inge"
FREE! Faith and Its Psychology By William Ralph Inge Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913
Personal Religion and the Life of Devotion By W. R. Inge Longmans, Green and Co., 1924
FREE! Society in Rome under the Caesars By William Ralph Inge C. Scribner's Sons, 1888
England By William Ralph Inge C. Scribner's Sons, 1926
The Legacy of Greece By R. W. Livingstone Clarendon Press, 1921
Librarian's tip: "Religion" by W. R. Inge begins on p. 25
Living Philosophies By Hilaire Belloc; Bertrand Russell; H. G. Wells; John Dewey; Theodore Dreiser; Irwin Edman; H. L. Mencken; Albert Einstein; Arthur Keith; Beatrice Webb; Fridtjof Nansen; George Jean Nathan; Hu Shih; Irving Babbitt; J. B. S. Haldane; James Jeans; James Truslow Adams; Joseph Wood Krutch; Julia Peterkin; Lewis Mumford; Robert Andrews Millikan; William Ralphinge Simon and Schuster, 1931
Librarian's tip: Chap. 21 "William Ralph Inge"
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Twentieth-Century Religious Thought: The Frontiers of Philosophy and Theology, 1900-1960 By John MacQuarrie Harper & Row, 1963
Librarian's tip: Chap. 41 "Some Independent Thinkers on Theology, History and Culture (W. R. Inge, F. von Hugel, F. Heiler)"
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