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Simone Weil and Theology A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone

Simone Weil and Theology

A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone

Published July 18th 2013
ISBN : 9780567609465
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192 pages
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Simone Weil - philosopher, religious thinker, mystic, social and political activist- is notoriously difficult to categorize, since her life and writings challenge traditional academic boundaries. As many scholars have recognized, she set out few, ifMoreSimone Weil - philosopher, religious thinker, mystic, social and political activist- is notoriously difficult to categorize, since her life and writings challenge traditional academic boundaries. As many scholars have recognized, she set out few, if any, systematic theories, especially when it came to religious ideas. In this book, A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone and Lucian Stone illuminate the ways in which Weil stands outside Western theological tradition by her use of paradox in resisting the clamour for greater degrees of certainty. Beyond a facile fallibilism, Simone Weils ideas about the super-natural, love, Christianity, and spiritual action, as well as her apparent endorsement of a sort of atheism, detachment, foolishness, and passivity, begin to unravel old assumptions about what it is to encounter the divine.