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Simone Weil: A Brief Introduction [Paperback]

By Stephen Plant (Author)
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Simone Weil was a French philosopher, activist, and mystic who repeatedly sought to enter into the world of the workers and the poor. Though her mystical experiences brought her to the threshold of the Church, she chose not to enter. Yet many consider her one of the most significant religious witnesses of our time. In this short book Stephen Plant explores her life and the paradoxes of her work from a sympathetic, but not uncritical perspective. Her value lies not simply in the content of her thought but, as she would say, in "the amount of illumination thrown upon the things of this world."

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This book offers an accessible introduction to Simone Weil, one of the most original and intriguing Christian thinkers of the twentieth century. A French philosopher, activist, and mystic, she repeatedly sought to enter into the world of the workers and the poor. Though her mystical experiences brought her to the threshold of the Church, she chose not to enter. Yet many consider her one of the most significant religious witnesses of our time. Stephen Plant explores her life and the paradoxes of her work from a sympathetic, but not uncritical perspective. Her value lies not simply in the content of her thought but, as she would say, in "the amount of illumination thrown upon the things of this world."

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Simone Weil: A Brief Introduction by Stephen Plant has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Reference and Research Bk News - 08/01/2008 page 4


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Studio: Orbis Books
Pages   108
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.51" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2008
Publisher   Orbis Books
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  1570757534  
ISBN13  9781570757532  


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More About Stephen Plant


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Stephen Plant is a Methodist Minister. He is senior tutor at Wesley House and a senior member of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He teaches in the Cambridge Theological Federation and an affiliated lecturer in the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University.

Stephen Plant currently resides in Cambridge.

Stephen Plant has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Outstanding Christian Thinkers (Paperback Continuum)


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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Religious
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( W ) > Weil, Simone
3Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Professionals & Academics > Philosophers
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Reference


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Finely composed and compiled  Jul 14, 2008
Philosopher, mystic, activist - all terms discussing one Simone Weil. "Simone Weil: A Brief Introduction" is a look at this remarkable woman who, despite never being a member of the church, is widely considered one of the most interesting religious figures of the past one hundred years. Interestingly, the author views Weil's life from both a subjective and objective viewpoint. Finely composed and compiled, "Simone Weil: A Brief Introduction" is highly recommended for community library biography collections.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
 
Good Read  Jun 24, 2008
Stephen Plant does a service to this interesting, yet frequently overlooked Christian thinker of the 20th century. Plant covers the life and thought of Simone Weil in this brief introduction. He writes in a lucid manner that is accessible to both the theological veteran and novice alike. If you have any interest in Simone Weil, but do not know where to start, this book may be your answer.
 

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