Illingworth, Rev. John Richardson

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Illingworth, Rev. John Richardson

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1848-1915

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1848-1915. Anglican clergyman. His rectory at Longworth was the centre of the Lux Mundi group. 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 .

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Created 2015-10-29 by Anna St.Onge.

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