Life of Evelyn Underhill PB
Evelyn Underhill was a passionate writer and teacher who wrote elegantly on mysticism, worship, and devotional life, and urged the integration of ... Show synopsis Evelyn Underhill was a passionate writer and teacher who wrote elegantly on mysticism, worship, and devotional life, and urged the integration of personal spirituality and worldly action. This is the moving story of how she made her way toward spiritual maturity, from her early days of agnosticism to the years when her influence was felt throughout the world. An early believer that contemplative prayer is not just for monks and nuns but for anyone willing to undertake it, Underhill considered the study of modern science not as a threat to contemplation but rather an enhancement of it. Her many lectures and writings on mysticism and spirituality, including her classic Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Man's Spiritual Consciousness, inspired the many people touched by her unique passion to take on a spiritual life. Now back in print, The Life of Evelyn Underhill also includes a brief memoir by Lucy Menzies, close friend and confidant of Underhill.