Inge, William Ralph

(1860–1954)
   Popular Theologian and Devotional Writer.
   Inge was born in Yorkshire and was educated at the University of Cambridge. He had a successful career within the Church of England, becoming Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Cambridge in 1907, and he was Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral from 1911 to 1934. His works included Christian Mysticism, Personal Idealism and Mysticism and Faith and its Psychology. Platonic in outlook, he was best known for his series of Outspoken Essays in which he defined God as the ‘supreme value’ and faith as ‘belief in the reality of absolute value’. He also contributed a regular, but not always cheerful, column to a London newspaper and was thus perhaps the most widely read churchman of his generation.
   R.M. Helm, The Gloomy Dean. The Thought of William Ralph Inge (1962).

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  • Inge, William Ralph — ▪ British theologian born June 6, 1860, Crayke, Yorkshire, Eng. died Feb. 26, 1954, Wallingford, Berkshire  British divine, Christian Platonist, and dean of St. Paul s Cathedral, London. He was noted for his keen intellect and for his pessimistic …   Universalium

  • INGE, William Ralph, Dean — (1860 1954)    ANGLICAN writer whose sympathies with PLATONISM led him to publish a long series of DEVOTIONAL and THEOLOGICAL writings dealing with MYSTICAL subjects. He is best known for his Christian Mysticism (1899) …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • William Ralph Inge — Infobox clergy name = William Ralph Inge image size = 220px caption = birth date = June 6 1860 birth place = Crayke, Yorkshire, England death date = February 26 1954 death place = Wallingford, England church = Church of England other names =… …   Wikipedia

  • Inge, William — ▪ American playwright in full  William Motter Inge  born May 3, 1913, Independence, Kan., U.S. died June 10, 1973, Hollywood Hills, Calif.       American playwright best known for his plays Come Back, Little Sheba (1950; filmed 1952); Picnic… …   Universalium

  • William Ralph Inge — noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860 1954) • Syn: ↑Inge, ↑Gloomy Dean • Instance Hypernyms: ↑archpriest, ↑hierarch, ↑high priest, ↑prelate, ↑primate …   Useful english dictionary

  • William Inge (priest) — William Ralph Inge Born 6 June 1860 Crayke, Yorkshire, England Died 26 February 1954 Wallingford, England …   Wikipedia

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  • Inge — ist ein weiblicher Vorname; männliche Form: Ingo. In skandinavischen Ländern wird der Name auch für Männer verwendet. Der Name Inge kommt aus dem Althochdeutschen. Das Namenselement Ingo geht zurück auf Ing / Ingwio , den Namen einer germanischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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