Simone Weil and Theology

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Simone Weil and Theology

By Rebecca A. Rozelle-Stone; Lucian Stone; A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone

T&t Clark Int'l, Hardcover, 9780567537249, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2013

Description

Simone Weil - philosopher, religious thinker, mystic, social/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 to resist the clamoring for greater degrees of certainty. Beyond a facile fallibilism, Simone Weil's ideas about the super-natural, love, Christianity, and spiritual action, and indeed, her seeming endorsement of a sort of atheism, detachment, foolishness, and passivity, begin to unravel old assumptions about what it is to encounter the divine.



About the Author
Lucian Stone is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, The University of North Dakota, USA.