EVELYN UNDERHILL AND THE FRANCISCAN TRADITION

DANA GREEN

 

In the Spring 2022 edition of Renascence, a critical and scholarly Journal of literature and ethics, spirituality and religion, there is published an article by Dana Greene on ‘Evelyn Underhill and the Franciscan Tradition’.  The role of Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306) in inspiring the Anglican mystic Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) is connected, in a surprising ‘Franciscan’ network, to: the Catholic theologian Fredrich Von Hugel, (1852-1925), the lay Franciscan sister Maria di Campello (1875-1961) and Saint Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510).  Three women and two men of profound faith, concrete humanity, extraordinary character – and a bit ‘borderline’ regarding institutional religion.  In short: original and creative saints. 

 

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EVELYN UNDERHILL AND THE FRANCISCAN TRADITION