Awaiting God: A New Translation of Attente de Dieu and Lettre a Un Religieux

Awaiting God A New Translation of Attente de Dieu and Lettre a Un Religieux Awaiting God pages combines a fresh translation by Weil scholar Brad Jersak of Simone Weil s Waiting for God and Letter to a Priest Attente de Dieu and Lettre un Religieux in one volume These wor

Awaiting God 218 pages combines a fresh translation by Weil scholar, Brad Jersak of Simone Weil s Waiting for God and Letter to a Priest Attente de Dieu and Lettre un Religieux in one volume These works are considered Weil s primary essays and letters In addition, Simone Weil s niece has contributed an introductory article entitled, Simone Weil and the Rabbi s ComAwaiting God 218 pages combines a fresh translation by Weil scholar, Brad Jersak of Simone Weil s Waiting for God and Letter to a Priest Attente de Dieu and Lettre un Religieux in one volume These works are considered Weil s primary essays and letters In addition, Simone Weil s niece has contributed an introductory article entitled, Simone Weil and the Rabbi s Compassion and Tsedekah, which puts Weil s relationship with Jewish thought into perspective She includes source material from the Rabbis that put Weil however reluctantly in line with rabbinical thought throughout her major themes The book is the ideal English introduction to the works and thought of Simone Weil, including important preface material by Jersak on how to read her work, as well as her relationship to Roman Catholicism and Judaism Table of Contents Translator s Preface Introduction by Sylvie WeilPart 1 Essays 1 Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies in View of the Love of God 2 The Love of God and Affliction 3 Forms of the Implicit Love of God a Love of Neighbor b Love of the Order of the World c Love of Religious Practices d Friendship e Implicit and Explicit Love 4 Concerning the Our Father Part 2 Letters Preface to her letters Weil on Catholicism and Judaism 5 Hesitations Prior to Baptism 6 Hesitations Prior to Baptism 7 Departure from France 8 Spiritual Autobiography 9 Intellectual Vocation10 Last Thoughts11 Letter to a PriestA clarification This work is distinct from Waiting for God Waiting for God itself is a collection which includes all of the above essays and letters, except Letter to a Priest , which is usually published separately.
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  • Glen Grunau says:

    I begin my review with a quote from David Benner, who offered me the inspiration to finally read Weil first hand after reading her citations repeatedly in the writings of various contemplative authors, including Richard Rohr who has obviously been inspired by Weil. Benner is speaking about the importance of paying attention in the contemplative journey: “Prayerful paying attention is not scrunching up our willpower and tightening our focus, but simply opening our self to what we encounter. Thi [...]

  • James says:

    I listened to this as an audiobook which is not the way to take in a contemplative mystic, but it got me over the hump. I have had several failed attempts to read Waiting For God, and the audio got it done for me. I'm now on my second listen through and will likely consult my old paperback copy (different translation). I appreciate Weil's honesty as she weighs her understanding of spirituality against Catholic dogma and attempts to go where her reasoning takes her. She is spiritual but not relig [...]

  • Jonathan Platter says:

    Simone Weil's writing is an exemplar of offering philosophical acuity to the tasks of spiritual ascesis and theological discipline. By far my favorite essay in this collection is the first, in which Weil's ability to weave philosophical learning and precision with spiritual discipline is at its height. She argues in this essay -- which, I believe, is paradigmatic for the whole collection to follow -- that all of education should serve as training in the virtue of "attention". Attention, understo [...]

  • Michael Schonken says:

    I love Simone Weil. I love her self-sacrificial compassion, her faith, and her honesty. I think every Christian should read her stuff.

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