Evelyn Underhill





Evelyn Underhill


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in Wolverhampton, The United Kingdom
December 06, 1875

Died
June 15, 1941

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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 · 3,618 ratings · 274 reviews · 120 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mysticism: A Study in the N...

4.07 avg rating — 1,143 ratings — published 1911 — 55 editions
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Practical Mysticism

3.96 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 1914 — 90 editions
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Practical Mysticism; and, A...

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4.21 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1915 — 2 editions
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The Spiritual Life

4.12 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1984 — 14 editions
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Concerning the Inner Life

4.15 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Essential Writings

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2003
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The Life of the Spirit and ...

3.87 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1922 — 26 editions
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The Ways of the Spirit

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4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Lent with Evelyn Underhill

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Worship

4.05 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1936 — 11 editions
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More books by Evelyn Underhill…
“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped.”
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

“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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