1st Edition

Waiting on God (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9780203092477
Published October 15, 2009 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

A work first published in English in 1951, Waiting on God forms the best possible introduction to the work of Simone Weil, for it brings us into direct contact with this amazing personality, at once so pure, so ardent, so utterly sincere, yet normally so reserved that only her closest friends guessed the secrets of her inner life.

The first part of the book concerns 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. The second part of the book concerns essays and reflections on such subjects as education, human affliction and the love of God, prayer, and forms of the implicit love of God.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Letters  1. Hesitations Concerning Baptism  2. Same Subject  3. About her Departure  Part 2: Letters of Farewell  4. Her spiritual Autobiography  5. Her Intellectual Vocation  6. Last Thoughts  Part 3: Essays  7. Reflections on the Right use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God  8. The Love of God and Affliction  9. Forms of the Implicit love of God  10. The Love of Our Neighbour  11. Love of the Order of the World  12. The Love of Religious Practices  13. Friendship  14. Implicit and Explicit Love  15. Concerning the 'Our Father'  16. The Three Sons of Noah and the History of Mediterrean Civilisation

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