Letter to a Priest
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By (author) Simone Weil
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Letter to a Priest by Simone Weil
Book DescriptionLetter to a Priest encapsulates the sharp wit and questioning nature of Simone Weil. Regarded by Susan Sontag as 'one of the most uncompromising and troubling witnesses to the modern travail of the spirit', Weil grips the moral imagination as few others before or since. She was only thirty four when she died in 1943, yet despite her short life she left behind an incredible body of literature. Letter to a Priest, addressed to Father Joseph-Marie Perrin, a Catholic priest who Weil met in Marseilles, is one of her most powerful pieces. Written at a time when those who knew her considered her to be 'like a soul in torment whose thinking had all the signs of a deep inner conflict', it contains thirty five powerful expressions of opinion on matters concerning Catholic faith, dogma and institutions. Vehement and controversial, yet eloquent and moving, it is essential reading for anyone who has questions about faith and belief.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415267670
(198mm x 129mm x 4mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Simone Weil is one of the most intransigent and taxing of spiritual masters, always willing to push her thinking-and us-one step beyond the apparently reasonable in pursuit of the one truth, the one good.
Waiting on God, Hardback (September 2009)
Presents an introduction to the work of Simone Wei. This book deals with her letters written to the Reverend Father Perrin, O P, who befriended her at Marseilles and, the only priest she knew, became her intimate friend.
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Author Biography - Simone Weil
Simone Weil (1909-1943). One of the most original philosophical, religious and political thinkers of the twentieth century.
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