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Lux Mundi: A Series of Studies in the Religion of the Incarnation is a collection of 12 essays by liberal Anglo-Catholic theologians published in 1889.[1] It was edited by Charles Gore, then the principal of Pusey House, Oxford, and a future Bishop of Oxford.[2]

Lux Mundi
Editor Charles Gore
Country England
Language English
Publisher John Murray
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 525
OCLC 18790536

Gore's essay, "The Holy Spirit and Inspiration", which showed an ability to accept discoveries of contemporary science,[3] marked a break from the conservative Anglo-Catholic thought of figures such as Edward Bouverie Pusey.[4] He subsequently remedied Christological deficiency[according to whom?] in his 1891 Bampton Lectures, The Incarnation of the Son of God.[5]

Gore and Lux Mundi came to influence the 20th-century Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple.[6]


List of contributorsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

The novel Absolute Truths by Susan Howatch, the sixth novel in her "Starbridge" series, often refers to and quotes Lux Mundi in order to underpin the context of the Church of England in the book.




Armentrout, Don S.; Slocum, Robert Boak, eds. (2000). "Lux Mundi". An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church. New York: Church Publishing. p. 315. ISBN 978-0-89869-701-8. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
Gore, Charles (1891). The Incarnation of the Son of God. London: John Murray. OL 7217548M. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
Grimley, Matthew (2004). Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England: Liberal Anglican Theories of the State between the Wars. Oxford: Clarendon Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270897.001.0001. ISBN 978-0-19-155654-8. 
Muray, Leslie A. (2008). Liberal Protestantism and Science. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-33701-7. 
Padgett, Jack F. (1974). The Christian Philosophy of William Temple. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. doi:10.1007/978-94-010-2042-8. ISBN 978-94-010-2042-8. 
Picton, Hervé (2015). A Short History of the Church of England: From the Reformation to the Present Day. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-7300-0. 
Richardson, Alan (1963). "The Rise of Modern Biblical Scholarship and Recent Discussion of the Authority of the Bible". In Greenslade, S. L. The Cambridge History of the Bible. Volume 3: The West from the Reformation to the Present Day. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press (published 1976). pp. 294–338. ISBN 978-0-521-29016-6. 
Slocum, Robert B. (2000). "Gore, Charles". In Carey, Patrick W.; Lienhard, Joseph T. Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 215–217. ISBN 978-0-313-29649-9. 
Wildman, Wesley; Michaud, Derek, eds. (2004). "Lux Mundi". Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology. Boston: Boston University. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 

Further readingEdit

Gore, Charles, ed. (1890). Lux Mundi: A Series of Studies in the Religion of the Incarnation (10th ed.). London: John Murray. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
Schwöbel, Christoph (1991). Theologische Realenzyklopâdie (in German). 21. p. 621.