Waiting for God

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Harper Collins, 1951 - Philosophy - 156 pages
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Emerging from thought-provoking discussions and correspondence Simone Weil had with the Reverend Father Perrin, this classic collection of essays contains her most profound meditations on the relationship of human life to the realm of the transcendant. An enlightening introduction by Leslie Fiedler examines Weil's extraordinary roles as a philosophy teacher turned mystic. "One of the most neglected resources of our century ", Waiting for God will continue to influence spiritual and political thought for centuries to come.


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User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

Is 'mystic' a polite way of saying 'unintelligible'? I first encountered Simone Weil while reading The Long Loneliness, the autobiography of Dorothy Day; Weil came recommended to me as another ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Raised a secular Jew, Weil became a Christian mystic after experiencing a religious ecstasy in a church, falling to her knees and praying.* She thought that creation is the absence of God's perfection ... Read full review


Letter I
Letter II
Letter III
Letter V
Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with
The Love of God and Affliction
Forms of the Implicit Love of God

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Simone Weil (1909-1943) was born in Paris and died in Ashford, England. A religious philosopher, essayist, dramatist, and poet, as well as a social critic and political activist, Weil was one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century. Her other works include Gravity and Grace and The Need for Roots.

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