Simone Weil (Outstanding Christian Thinkers)

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Simone Weil's influence has been enormous and in this age of doubt and uncertainty there is something particularly appealing about this French Jewish writer, for Weil lived out her beliefs. From an early age she was attracted to Bolshevism, became an anarchist and helped Trotsky. She joined the International Red Brigade to fight Franco in the Spanish Civil War. An agnostic, she experienced a profound religious conversion, yet never converted to the Christian faith to which she was so deeply attracted.

This clear lucid exposition of her life and work shows how Weil is truly a prophet for our age and an indispensable source of encouragement to all those at the frontiers of religion, both within and without.

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Mario von der Ruhr is Lecturer in Philosophy at Swansea University, UK. He is an Associate Editor of Philosophical Investigations, and co-editor (with D.Z. Phillips) of Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. He has also assisted D.Z. Phillips with editing Discussions of Simone Weil, by Rush Rhees.

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'This is a deeply thought-provoking book and will yield a great deal of inspiration whether used in small groups or simply as an insight for the private reader to aid their devotional life.'~ Judy West, Church of England Newspaper, 2007 (Judy West Church Of England Newspaper)

"There was certainly plenty to inspire me in this book...."
Simon Doogan, Church of Ireland Gazette (Simon Doogan)

'This is a sharply focused exploration of the life and thought of a provocative figure...This books shows how she stands at the linking point between reflection and experience.'Tablet (The American Spectator)

"There is no doubt in my mind that this little book is an extremely helpful introduction to that side of Weil's work with which it deals and I shall certainly be recommending it to my students: it is clearly and elegantly written, culturally informed in a way that is still far too rare in philosophical writing, including contemporary philosophy of religion, and sensible and judicious." - Christopher Hamilton, The Authors Journal Compilation. Oct 2008.

'This is a deeply thought-provoking book and will yield a great deal of inspiration whether used in small groups or simply as an insight for the private reader to aid their devotional life.'~ Judy West, Church of England Newspaper, 2007 (Sanford Lakoff Church Of England Newspaper)

"There was certainly plenty to inspire me in this book...."
Simon Doogan, Church of Ireland Gazette (Sanford Lakoff)

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