This week marks the birthday of theologian Evelyn Underhill (b.1875) …
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This coming week marks the birthday of Evelyn Underhill, and this week’s FREE ebook download is her renowned study of mysticism:
by Evelyn Underhill
Evelyn Underhill (December 1875 – 15 June 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. In the English-speaking world, she was one of the most widely read writers on such matters in the first half of the 20th century. No other book of its type matched that of her best-known work, Mysticism, published in 1911.
Underhill was born in Wolverhampton. She was a poet and novelist as well as a pacifist and mystic. An only child, she described her early mystical insights as “abrupt experiences of the peaceful, undifferentiated plane of reality—like the ‘still desert’ of the mystic—in which there was no multiplicity nor need of explanation”. The meaning of these experiences became a lifelong quest and a source of private angst, provoking her to research and write. (via Wikipedia)
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