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January 07, 2019
The Contemplative Life in Three Easy Steps
Origen of Alexandria came up with the idea first. Unless you're a Christian history geek,...
December 04, 2018
Are Art and Mysticism Two Sides of the Same Coin?
I've been thinking about the relationship between contemplation and creativity. This is inspired in part...
March 12, 2018
Three Evelyn Underhill Anthologies To Inspire Your Contemplative Practice
It's no secret that I consider Evelyn Underhill one of the most important Christian mystics...
January 29, 2018
Praying with Evelyn Underhill — and the Celtic Saints
Believe it or not, Lent is just over two weeks away. Which means it is...
December 06, 2017
Happy Birthday, Evelyn Underhill
December 6 is Evelyn Underhill's birthday, born this day in 1875. Not only did she...
April 24, 2017
C. S. Lewis, Brendan the Navigator, and Evelyn Underhill
In March I was one of several presenters at a symposium on C. S. Lewis and...
April 10, 2017
Is it possible to be a “Do It Yourself” Christian Mystic? Evelyn Underhill would say “No” — and I agree with her
Nearly all Christian mystics maintain that an essential characteristic of Christian mysticism is participation in the Body...
March 03, 2017
Why Evelyn Underhill Remains Required Reading After Over 100 Years
A Book for All Time: Why Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism Still Matters For pretty much...
June 15, 2016
Remembering (and Praying with) Evelyn Underhill
Today (June 15, 2016) marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the death of Evelyn Underhill, the...
January 27, 2016
The Christian faith stands on the recognition that God is Love. Therefore, love is the heart...
March 19, 2015
“Just a touch of wildness” — or, How Evelyn Underhill schooled C. S. Lewis on the ways of God
One of my favorite contemplative authors from the early twentieth century — Evelyn Underhill —...
September 05, 2009
Five Marks of Authentic Mysticism (Underhill)
In her introduction to Orbis Books' Essential Writings of Evelyn Underhill, Emilie Griffin notes that...
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