Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: George Fox, Hugh J. Schonfield, George Lansbury, Evelyn Underhill, William Penn, Lewis FryMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: George Fox, Hugh J. Schonfield, George Lansbury, Evelyn Underhill, William Penn, Lewis Fry Richardson, Charles Gilpin, Charles Coulson, Laurie Baker, Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, William Allen, Martin Wight, William Yardley, Colin Winter, Horace Alexander, Vera Brittain, Charles Freer Andrews, Donald Gee, Basil Bunting, Lindis Percy, Arthur Raistrick, Jonathan Bartley, Eric Baker, Derek Savage, Donald Soper, Baron Soper, Frank Lees, George Barker Jeffery, Edmund Happold, Lawrence Gowing, Maude Royden, Max Walters, Ruth Fry, Sidney Hinkes.
Excerpt: Evelyn Underhill (6 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 twentieth century.
No other book of its type-until the appearance in 1946 of Aldous Huxleys The Perennial Philosophy-met with success to match that of her best-known work, Mysticism, published in 1911. Underhill was born in Wolverhampton. She was a poet and novelist, as well as being a pacifist and mystic. An only child, her early mystical insights she described 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 source of private angst, provoking her to research and write.
Both her father and her husband were writers (on the law), London barristers and yachtsmen. She and her husband, Hubert Stuart Moore, grew up together and were married on 3 July 1907. The couple had no children. She traveled regularly within Europe, primarily Switzerland, France and Italy where she pursued...