Intimations of Christianity Among the Ancient Greeks
Simone Weil (1909–1943) is one of the most brilliant and unorthodox religious and philosophical minds of the twentieth century. She was also a political activist, worked in the Renault car factory in France in the 1930s and fought briefly as an anarchist in the Spanish Civil War, before her tragic early death in England at the age of thirty-four. Her work spans an astonishing variety of subjects, from ancient Greek philosophy and Christianity to oppression, political freedom and French national identity.
Intimations of Christianity Among the Ancient Greeks sees Weil apply her unique and piercing intellect to early Greek thought, where she finds fundamental precursors to Christian religious ideas. She argues, provocatively, that concepts fundamental to Christianity such as incarnation, redemption, suffering and resurrection are Greek as well as Christian and that there is much we can learn, spiritually and philosophically, from their entwinement.
This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by Christopher Hamilton.
Foreword to the Routledge Classics Edition Christopher Hamilton
1.God's Quest for Man
2. The Laments of Electra and the Recognition of Orestes
4. The Iliad, Poem of Might
5. Zeus and Prometheus
7. God in Plato
8. Divine Love in Creation
9. The Symposium of Plato
10. The Republic
11. The Pythagorean Doctrine
12. A Sketch of a History of Greek Science.
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