Inge, Dean William R.

1944 card signed by the former Anglican Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, columnist, author, religious philosopher

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(1860-1954) “The Gloomy Dean”, English Anglican priest, author, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral. Educated at Eton College, where he was a King's Scholar and Newcastle Scholar, and at King's College, Cambridge. He was a tutor at Hertford College, Oxford from 1888, the year he was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England. In 1907, he became a professor of divinity at Jesus College, Cambridge, holding the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity chair. In 1911, was chosen by Prime Minister Asquith to be the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. He served as president of the Aristotelian Society at Cambridge 1920-21. Inge was a columnist for the Evening Standard 1921-46 and was also a trustee of London's National Portrait Gallery 1921-51. He retired from the Church in 1934. He held several honorary doctorates and was a Fellow of the British Academy. Inge was a prolific author. In addition to scores of articles, lectures and sermons, he also wrote over 35 books. He is best known for his works on Plotinus and neoplatonic philosophy, and on Christian mysticism. He was a strong proponent of a spiritual type of religion as opposed to one of coercive authority; and was outspoken in his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church. His thought, on the whole, represents a blending of traditional Christian theology with elements of Platonic philosophy. He was also a eugenicist and wrote considerably on the subject. He was nicknamed “The Gloomy Dean” for his pessimistic views in his Evening Standard articles 3 x 5 card signed “W. R. Inge”, March 1944.

Condition: Very good, light uniform toning, pale corners
Type:Signed Card






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