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).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

William Ralph Inge: Selected full-text books and articles

The Gloomy Dean: The Thought of William Ralph Inge
Robert M. Helm.
J.F. Blair, 1962
Platonism in Recent Religious Thought
William D. Geoghegan.
Columbia University Press, 1958
Librarian’s tip: Chap. I "The Christian Platonism of W. R. Inge"
FREE! Christian Mysticism: Considered in Eight Lectures Delivered before the University of Oxford
William Ralph Inge.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899
The Platonic Tradition in English Religious Thought: The Hulsean Lectures at Cambridge, 1925-1926
William Ralph Inge.
Longmans, Green and Co., 1926
God and the Astronomers: Containing the Warburton Lectures, 1931-1933
William Ralph Inge.
Longmans, 1933
FREE! Faith and Its Psychology
William Ralph Inge.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913
Personal Religion and the Life of Devotion
W. R. Inge.
Longmans, Green and Co., 1924
FREE! Society in Rome under the Caesars
William Ralph Inge.
C. Scribner's Sons, 1888
William Ralph Inge.
C. Scribner's Sons, 1926
The Legacy of Greece
R. W. Livingstone.
Clarendon Press, 1921
Librarian’s tip: "Religion" by W. R. Inge begins on p. 25
Living Philosophies
Albert Einstein; John Dewey; James Jeans; H. G. Wells; Theodore Dreiser; H. L. Mencken; James Truslow Adams; Julia Peterkin; Arthur Keith; Irving Babbitt; Beatrice Webb; Joseph Wood Krutch; Fridtjof Nansen; Lewis Mumford; Robert Andrews Millikan; Hu Shih; Hilaire Belloc; J. B. S. Haldane; George Jean Nathan; Irwin Edman; Bertrand Russell; William Ralphinge.
Simon and Schuster, 1931
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 21 "William Ralph Inge"
Twentieth-Century Religious Thought: The Frontiers of Philosophy and Theology, 1900-1960
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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