Waiting for God

Waiting for God

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 130 x 202 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Religious
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • English
  • 0060959703
  • 9780060959708
  • 784,839

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"By now Simone Weil has become a legend and her writings are regarded as a classic document of our period."-- "The New Yorker"Madameoiselle Weil is the most truly spiritual writer of this century."-- Andr? Gide"For many of us who try to figure out how to live our lives--what values and beliefs to uphold, what actions to pursue--her example, her achievements, her frustrations, her intellectual or moral or religious impasses, and her failures, self-described or apparent to us from hindsight, all can serve to focus the mind, enlarge the heart, and stir the soul."-- Robert Coles"One of the most neglected resources of our century."-- Adrienne Rich"In an age of inspirational books without inspiration, her writing is unmatched for surprising, sometimes shocking, spiritual insight."-- "New York Times""Almost too important to be included in one's list of preferred reading for one year only."-- T. S. Eliot
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