April 12,2021, 7:30-9:00 pm via Zoom
Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Deepening
Through her writing, retreats, and spiritual direction Evelyn Underhill pioneered interest in mysticism and the spiritual life as lived by ordinary people. In her elegant, powerful, and accessible prose she focused on personal religious experience, its nurturance in prayer, its protection by institutional religion, and its implications for daily living. For Underhill, the mystics were those “who knew for certain the love of God” and for whom the spiritual life was “that life in which all that we do comes from the center where we are anchored in God.”
Biographer, editor, and historian Dana Greene will guide participants in exploring the life and wisdom of Evelyn Underhill and will share excerpts from her work for reflection and discussion. Greene has written a biography of Underhill and edited two anthologies of Underhill’s work. She is the author of four additional biographies of women writers, and she is Dean Emerita of Oxford College at Emory University.
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