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 by liberal Anglo-Catholic theologians published in 1889. It was edited by Charles Gore, then the principal of Pusey House, Oxford and a future Bishop of Oxford.

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.

List of contributors[edit]

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.


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