Inge was a shy, aloof, melancholy, and irritable man, but his marriage at middle age brought him a measure of freedom from his earlier depression.In 1907 he was elected Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity at Cambridge and fellow of Jesus College.
In 1879 he went up to King's College, Cambridge, where he won numerous scholarships and prizes.
He took first class honors in the classical tripos and returned to Eton in 1884, where he served as assistant master for four years.
Paul's, including (1934), the most systematic presentation of his idealist metaphysics.
He was active for many years in the Modern Churchman's Union and served as its president from 1924 to 1934.
Interest in his sermons was due to his outspoken and provocative manner of expression and his genuine independence of mind.
His weekly articles for the —a nickname which stuck—because of his denunciations of current folly and his prophesies of imminent doom.In 1904 Inge left Oxford to become vicar of the fashionable Church of All Saints, Ennismore Gardens.The same year he married Mary Catharine Spooner, daughter of the arch-deacon of Maidstone.He was president of both the Aristotelian Society and the Classical Association.He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1921 and received additional honors in 19. His work on Plotinus, neoplatonism, and mysticism was influential.Help with reading books -- Report a bad link -- Suggest a new listing Home -- Search -- New Listings -- Authors -- Titles -- Subjects -- Serials Books -- News -- Features -- Archives -- The Inside Story Edited by John Mark Ockerbloom ([email protected])OBP copyright and licenses.William Ralph Inge (1860-1954) was a Church of England clergyman, scholar, social critic, authority on Plotinus and Christian mysticism, and prolific but controversial writer of popular essays and books. His father was curate of Crayke and later provost of Worcester College, Oxford.During his stay in Cambridge he continued his researches on Christian mysticism and resumed his long study of Plotinus and neoplatonism.Books published during this period included (2 volumes).Inge was aristocratic and often showed contempt for the working classes; he seemed incapable of understanding the causes of social unrest.He held social Darwinian views and felt that efforts at social equality meant disaster for civilization.