Hannah Hurnard

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Hannah Hurnard (1905–90) is a 20th-century Christian author, best known for her allegorical novel, Hinds' Feet on High Places.


Hurnard was born in 1905 in Colchester, England, to Quaker parents. She graduated from Ridgelands Bible College in 1926. In 1932 she became an independent missionary, moving to Haifa, Palestine. Her work in Palestine and later Israel lasted 50 years, although she would later maintain a home in England as well.

Hurnard's early writings (especially Hinds' Feet on High Places and the sequel Mountain of Spices) were embraced by the mainstream Christian community, but later on in her life she seems to have departed from orthodoxy.

Eagles' Wings to the Higher Places has been said to support non-orthodox beliefs in pantheism, universalism, and gnosticism.[citation needed] Unveiled Glory tells of how she came to believe in Universal reconciliation.[1]

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