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Simone Weil: Resistance and Writing

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Simone Weil lived and wrote as a philosopher, theologian and political theorist, without keeping boundaries between these fields. She remains important, given her reflections on work, violence and non-violence, and the significance of each person’s orientation towards transcendent good. She raised important issues about critical and constructive appreciation of both ancient and current religious tradition, and about sensitive personal conscience and responsibility, especially in both political and ecclesiastical institutions. She refused the restriction of religious conviction to the margins of social and political life. Her work was incomplete, but remains a remarkable source of stimulus for work in a range of disciplines.


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