Evelyn Underhill


Evelyn Underhill born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England December 6, 1875 (d. 1941). Pacifist theologian; mystic; poet and novelist.


"To defeat the power of evil by the health-giving power of love and thus open a channel for the inflow of the creative grace of God is therefore the only struggle in which the realistic Christian can take part. No retaliation. No revenge, national or personal. No 'defensive wars'—i.e., destroying our brother to prevent him from destroying us." (Church & War 1940; photo wikicommons pd)