How should the church live with the tension between classic doctrine and modern learning? Bishop Charles Gore wrestled with that question throughout his life. Gore offended many conservative Anglicans by arguing that Christians need to take the findings of modern biblical scholarship more seriously, even if it challenges cherished beliefs. Conversely, Gore threatened to resign from his bishopric and devote his life to fighting heresy when a number of Anglican theologians denied the Virgin Birth and the physical Resurrection. Gore’s writings reflect that tension. From the controversial Dissertations on Subjects Connected with the Incarnation to the more conservative The Body of Christ, Gore challenges all Christians to grow in their faith by engaging with the world around them.
The Charles Gore Collection contains 14 of Gore’s most important works, including Lux Mundi—a work that Gore edited and to which his name will always be attached. Access the works of this thinker who spanned the divide between historic faith and modern science with Logos’ powerful study tools. The collection is integrated with the rest of your Logos library, allowing you to cross-reference Gore and his contemporaries with a click. Examine difficult words, like Gore’s use of kenosis, with the dictionary lookup tool. Get near-instant search results using Logos’ powerful search engine.
Charles Gore (1853–1932) was born in Wimbledon, London. He attended Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with honors in classics and philosophy. In 1875, he accepted a fellowship at Trinity College, Oxford; he was ordained in the Church of England three years later. In 1883, Gore became the first principal of the newly established Pusey House, a library and study center named for the Anglo-Catholic scholar Edward Pusey. Four years later, in 1887, Gore founded the Community of the Resurrection—a religious society for priests modeled on monastic society. In 1902, Gore was named the bishop of Worcester, and in 1905, he became bishop of the newly created diocese of Birmingham. He transferred to the diocese of Oxford in 1911, an office he held until he retired in 1919. He began lecturing in theology at King’s College, Oxford, and later became the dean of the Faculty of Theology at University of London. During this period, he travelled throughout the world preaching and lecturing. In 1930, he went on a preaching tour through India and returned quite ill. He died in 1932.