Evelyn Underhill





Evelyn Underhill

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born
in Wolverhampton, The United Kingdom
December 06, 1875

died
June 15, 1941

gender
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Evelyn Underhill 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 twentieth century. No other book of its type—until the appearance in 1946 of Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy—met with success to match that of her best-known work, Mysticism, published in 1911.

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Average rating: 4.07 · 1,665 ratings · 98 reviews · 80 distinct works · Similar authors
Mysticism: A Study in the N...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 744 ratings — published 1911 — 40 editions
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Practical Mysticism; and, A...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1915 — 2 editions
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Practical Mysticism
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1943 — 54 editions
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The Spiritual Life
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1984 — 12 editions
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The Ways of the Spirit
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Concerning the Inner Life
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Lent with Evelyn Underhill
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Essential Writings (Modern ...
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Worship
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1936 — 7 editions
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The Mystic Way
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1942 — 5 editions
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More books by Evelyn Underhill…
“On 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.”
Evelyn Underhill

“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped.”
Evelyn Underhill

“In mysticism that love of truth which we saw as the beginning of all philosophy leaves the merely intellectual sphere, and takes on the assured aspect of a personal passion. Where the philosopher guesses and argues, the mystic lives and looks; and speaks, consequently, the disconcerting language of first-hand experience, not the neat dialectic of the schools. Hence whilst the Absolute of the metaphysicians remains a diagram —impersonal and unattainable—the Absolute of the mystics is lovable, attainable, alive.”
Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

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