by Evelyn Underhill


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A reprint of Evelyn Underhill's timeless study on the the nature and principles of worship and the main forms in which they find expression in Christianity. In the belief that religious experience is the starting point of theological reconstruction,the author analyses here the characteristics, principles and nature of how man relates to God. The way and degree in which ritual, symbol, sacrament and sacrifice become part of worship is also examined and, subsequently, its principles are illustrated, as embodied in the main types of cults.

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ISBN-13: 9781579108809
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.63(h) x (d)

About the Author

A poet, novelist, and well known writer on mysticism, Evelyn Underhill was born in 1875. She was educated privately and at King's College for Women, London, of which she later became first an Honorary Fellow and then a Fellow. She was also an Honorary Doctor of Divinity of the University of Aberdeen. In 1921 she was Upton Lecturer on the Philosophy of Religion at Manchester College, Oxford. Among Miss Underhill's most notable books are The Spiritual Life, Practical Mysticism, The Mystic Way, and Meditations Based on Our Lord's Prayer.

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