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Evelyn Underhill



Evelyn Underhill (1875–1941) was an English writer, poet, and speaker whose work sought to explore the depths of religious experience, specifically focusing on Christian mysticism. She was the first woman to lead spiritual retreats and lecture clergy within the Church of England.

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Mysticism

First published in 1911, “Mysticism” is the seminal work on the subject by noted English Christian mystic and author Evelyn Underhill. The book is divided into two parts which examine both the history and meaning of mysticism and how it can be a part of one’s daily life and spiritual practice.

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The Spiritual Life

2013 Reprint of 1937 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Evelyn Underhill was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism.

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Mysticism: The Preeminent Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

First published in 1911, Mysticism remains the classic in its field and was lauded by The Princeton Theological Review as "brilliantly written [and] illuminated with numerous well-chosen extracts ... used with exquisite skill.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIf God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped.

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Worship

This book is a study of how Christian worship, viewed in its deepest sense, is a response of the human to the Eternal. There is first an examination of the basic characteristics, in ritual, symbol, sacrifice, and sacrament. The nature and significance of the Eucharist are thoroughly treated.

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The School of Charity

These meditations, based upon the principle articles of the Nicene Creed, were originally presented by Evelyn Underhill (1875 – 1941) at a retreat she conducted at her beloved Pleshy, a small village in England that was the site of her conversion to the Christian faith.

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The Mystics of the Church

This little book only hints at the richness and variety of the material with which anyone who tries to tell the spiritual history of the Christian Church will have to muddle through.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageOn every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur.

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Advent with Evelyn Underhill

For generations, readers have found in the writings of Evelyn Underhill the guidance to help them deepen their own interior lives in the Christian mystical tradition.

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Evelyn Underhill: Essential Writings

Offers the voice of a modern pioneer responsible for the rediscovery of mysticism in everyday life.

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