The Heart In Pilgrimage by Christopher Bryant. The Life of the Spirit and the Life of Today by Evelyn Underhill.
Christian Faith and Life
by William Temple.
Science, Religion and
the Future by Christopher Raven. All from the Library of Anglican Spirituality, edited by Susan Howatch, Mowbray, £7.99 each.
FL.W CHURCH-GOLRS will hear an eminent and inspiring preacher this Sunday. But thanks to the Library of Anglican Spirituality, we can all read some of the finest religious writers and preachers this century has produced.
"This series is designed for the intelligent reader with a good grasp of reality adn a generous amount of common sense who wants to know more about ultimate reality and the profoundest truths of human existence" writes best-selling author Susan Howatch, in her foreword to the series.
Howatch first encountered the chosen authors while researching her six novels on the Church of England. She found some writers so fascinating that she quoted them in her own books. The purpose of the series is to share some of the wisdom of leading Anglican writers who have tried to make sense of the world and discover that abundant life we all seek.
Because theology dates, Howatch has focused on two areas that survive the passing decades. Firstly, the exploration of the human psyche, where the best writing on mysticism and spirituality is timeless. Secondly, expositions of standard Christian doctrine, where the truths being offered are eternal.
In this batch, Evelyn Underhill and Christopher Bryant explore the psyche, while William Temple and Charles Raven drive home the Christian message. Reasonably priced and attractively produced (a painting by Cecil Collins provides a typically intriguing cover illustration), the series will appeal to Christians and sceptics alike. .