Many people today think of themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’. What riches and resources does the Anglican tradition have to offer those who are spiritually curious but on the margins of, or outside, the church, as well as to those inside the church?
Pioneers of Modern Spirituality introduces four Anglicans – Evelyn Underhill, Reginald Somerset Ward, Percy Dearmer, and Rose Macaulay – each of whom was a significant influence in a revived interest in spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion.
Jane Shaw is Professor of Religious Studies and Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University, USA, and was previously Fellow and Dean of Divinity of New College, Oxford, and Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. Pioneers of Modern Spirituality is based on her 2017 Sarum Lectures, Origins of Spirituality.