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INGE, William R[alph].
Racial Decay and Regeneration. Inaugural Address delivered before the Abernethian Society, on Thursday, October 16th, 1930. St. Bartholomew's Hospital Journal. January 1931. pp. 68-74.

BOUND WITH : Original manuscript draft for this address, pages 1-12 and page 14, rectos only on 4to. paper, PLUS 2 autograph letters from Inge to DR. [ALFRED WHITE] FRANKLIN donating his notes AND one other related letter to SIR THOMAS HORDER.

The original ms. and the letters are laid onto heavy paper, followed by the article extracted from the Journal, now bound in new cloth by Dr. Franklin, in excellent order.

*WILLIAM INGE, 1860-1954, English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, Dean Inge. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times. 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 the spiritual type of religion—"that autonomous faith which rests upon experience and individual inspiration"—as opposed to one of coercive authority. He was therefore 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 shares this in common with one of his favourite writers, Benjamin Whichcote, the first of the Cambridge Platonists. He was also a eugenicist and wrote considerably on the subject. In his book Outspoken Essays, he devotes an entire chapter to this subject. He was nicknamed The Gloomy Dean because of his pessimistic views in his Romanes Lecture of 1920, "The Idea of Progress" and in his Evening Standard articles and he is remembered as a supporter of animal rights.

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