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William Ralph Inge

Data di nascita: 6. Giugno 1860
Data di morte: 26. Febbraio 1954
Altri nomi: William Inge

William Ralph Inge , teologo e scrittore britannico.

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„Quando i nostri progenitori furono cacciati dal paradiso, Adamo disse ad Eva: "Mia cara, viviamo in un'età di transizione!"“

—  William Ralph Inge

When our first parents were driven out of Paradise, Adam is believed to have remarked to Eve: "My dear, we live in an age of transition.
Origine: Da Assessments and Anticipations http://books.google.com/books?id=87AxAAAAMAAJ&q=%22When+our+first+parents+were+driven+out+of+Paradise+Adam+is+believed+to+have+remarked+to+Eve+My+dear+we+live+in+an+age+of+transition%22&pg=PA261#v=onepage, 1929, p. 261.

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„No word in our language — not even "Socialism"— has been employed more loosely than "Mysticism."“

—  William Ralph Inge

Christian Mysticism (1899) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14596, Preface
Contesto: No word in our language — not even "Socialism"— has been employed more loosely than "Mysticism." … The history of the word begins in close connexion with the Greek mysteries. A mystic is one who has been, or is being, initiated into some esoteric knowledge of Divine things, about which he must keep his mouth shut…

„The phase of thought or feeling which we call Mysticism has its origin in that which is the raw material of all religion, and perhaps of all philosophy and art as well, namely, that dim consciousness of the beyond, which is part of our nature as human beings.“

—  William Ralph Inge

Christian Mysticism (1899), Preface
Contesto: The phase of thought or feeling which we call Mysticism has its origin in that which is the raw material of all religion, and perhaps of all philosophy and art as well, namely, that dim consciousness of the beyond, which is part of our nature as human beings. Men have given different names to these "obstinate questionings of sense and outward things." We may call them, if we will, a sort of higher instinct, perhaps an anticipation of the evolutionary process; or an extension of the frontier of consciousness; or, in religious language, the voice of God speaking to us. Mysticism arises when we try to bring this higher consciousness into relation with the other contents of our minds.

„True contemplation considers Reality (or Being) in its manifestations as well as in its origin. If this is remembered, there need be no conflict between social morality and the inner life.“

—  William Ralph Inge

Light, Life, and Love: Selections from the German Mystics of the Middle Ages (1904) http://www.ccel.org/ccel/inge/light.toc.html, p. xxx - PDF and epub at Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=Wt4PAAAAYAAJ
Contesto: True contemplation considers Reality (or Being) in its manifestations as well as in its origin. If this is remembered, there need be no conflict between social morality and the inner life. Eckhart recognises that it is a harder and a nobler task to preserve detachment in a crowd than in a cell; the little daily sacrifices of family life are often a greater trial than selfimposed mortifications. "We need not destroy any little good in ourselves for the sake of a better, but we should strive to grasp every truth in its highest meaning, for no one good contradicts another." "Love God, and do as you like, say the Free Spirits. Yes; but as long as you like anything contrary to God's will, you do not love Him."
There is much more of the same kind in Eckhart's sermons — as good and sensible doctrine as one could find anywhere.

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