Lux Mundi

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This article is about the essays. For the statue, see Lux Mundi (statue). For other uses, see Lux Mundi (disambiguation).

Lux Mundi: A series of Studies in the Religion of the Incarnation is a collection of 12 essays from liberal Anglo-Catholic theologians and edited by the future Bishop of Oxford, Charles Gore, in 1889.

Gore's article ('The Holy Spirit and Inspiration'), which showed an ability to accept discoveries of contemporary science, was challenged in conservative Anglo- Catholic circles. He subsequently remedied Christological deficiency in his 1891 Bampton Lectures, 'The Incarnation of the Son of God'.

Many of the contributors included the word 'Incarnation, in the titles of their articles, i.e. R.C Moberley, E.R.Talbot, J.R. Illingworth ('Incarnation and Development'),R.L.Ottley ('Incarnation and Christian Ethics'), Francis Paget ('Incarnation and Sacraments'), Walter Lock ('Incarnation, union of human and divine'). Other contributors were Arthur Lyttelton, Aubrey Moore and W. J. H. Campion .


Christoph Schwöbel, Theologische Realenzyklopâdie (TRE) 21, 1991, p.621.

In popular culture[edit]

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.