Works of William Ralph Inge (20 vols.)
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William Ralph Inge, whose philosophical pessimism earned him the epithet “the gloomy dean,” published over 35 books on everything from mysticism to Platonism to ethics. He was dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral for 24 years and a regular columnist for the Evening Standard for 25 years—his career as cleric and columnist spread over both world wars. His biting commentary in the Standard earned him a reputation as something of a public gadfly and contrarian, but his cynicism is betrayed by the sincerity evident in his other published works.
This collection of The Works of William Ralph Inge assembles 20 volumes from Dean Inge. The Religious Philosophy of Plotinus and some Modern Philosophies of Religion, The Platonic Tradition in English Religious Thought, and other works showcase his keen insights into Platonism and mysticism—the fields where he made his greatest theological contribution. His two-volume Outspoken Essays and The Idea of Progress highlight some of his most controversial opinions. Throughout all 20 volumes, Inge’s theologically liberal work challenges convention and stirs up thought.
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- 20 volumes of theology, history, and criticism from “the gloomy dean” William Ralph Inge
- Liberal theological writing on Plotinus and neo-Platonism
- Explorations of Christian mysticism and personal spirituality
- Society in Rome under the Caesars
- Faith and Knowledge
- Light, Life, and Love
- Studies of English Mystics
- Truth and Falsehood in Religion
- Personal Idealism and Mysticism
- Faith and Its Psychology
- The Church and the Age
- The Religious Philosophy of Plotinus and some Modern Philosophies of Religion
- Types of Christian Saintliness
The Platonic Tradition in English Religious Thought
- Author: William Ralph Inge
- Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
- Publication Date: 1926
- Pages: 117
- Title: Works of William Ralph Inge
- Author: William Ralph Inge
- Volumes: 20
- Pages: 4,311
About William Ralph Inge
William Ralph Inge (1860–1954) was an English author, Anglican priest, and professor. Born in Yorkshire, Inge was educated at Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge. He was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1888 and tutored at Hertford College, Oxford. He was Vicar of All Saints, Knightsbridge, London, from 1905 to 1907, but left parish ministry to become Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. In 1911 he was appointed dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a post he retained until his retirement in 1934. He was a columnist for the Evening Standard from 1921 until 1946, where his pessimistic writing earned him the nickname “the gloomy dean.” He wrote over 35 books in his lifetime, and is best known for his work on Plotinus, neo-Platonism, and Christian mysticism. He died in 1954, in Brightwell, South Oxfordshire, at age 93.