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Dr Denise Inge


BA 1984                                  Gordon College, Wenham, Mass. USA

PGCE 1989                             Oxford University

PhD 2001                                King’s College, London

Research Interests:

Thomas Traherne, early modern religious writing, theology



Thomas Traherne: Poetry and Prose, SPCK, 2002

Happiness and Holiness: Thomas Traherne and His Writings, Canterbury Press, 2008.

Wanting Like a God: Desire and Freedom in the Works of Thomas Traherne, SCM, (forthcoming) 2009.


Academic articles and reviews:

“A Poet Comes Home: Thomas Traherne, Theologian in a New Century”, The Anglican Theological Review, 86:2, Spring 2004, pp335-49.

 “The Works of Thomas Traherne,I: Inducements to retirednes; A sober view of Dr Twisse his considerations; Seeds of eternity or the nature of the soul; The kingdom of God.” Edited by Jan Ross, Review in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 57:1, Jan 2006 pp 171-72.

“Thomas Traherne and the Socinian Heresy in Commentaries of Heaven”, Notes and Queries, 252: 4, December 2007, pp 412-16.

 “Thomas Traherne and the Anglican Art of Spaciousness”, The Sewanee Review, 50: 2, Easter 2007, pp 279-89.


Some related journalism and/or less academic articles:

“Seeds of Eternity: A New Traherne Manuscript”, Times Literary Supplement, June 2, 2000, pp 14-15.

““A Sight of Happiness”: Thomas Traherne’s Felicity in a Fleeting World”, The Way, 44:1, January 2005.

 “Detox your Child with Thomas Traherne”, The Church Times, (comment) 6 October 2006 p 10.

 “The Spacious Soul: considering Traherne’s poem “The Circulation””, The Reader, 104:3 Autumn 2007, pp12-15

““I delight in all, and all in me”: fresh interest in the 17th century poet Thomas Traherne”, The Church Times, (feature) 5 December, 2008, pp 19-21.