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Letter to a Priest : Routledge Classics - Simone Weil

Letter to a Priest

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 4th April 2002
ISBN: 9780415267670
Number Of Pages: 80

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Letter to a Priest encapsulates the sharp wit and questioning nature of Simone Weil. Regarded by Susan Sontag as 'one of the most uncompromising and troubling witnesses to the modern travail of the spirit', Weil grips the moral imagination as few others before or since. She was only thirty four when she died in 1943, yet despite her short life she left behind an incredible body of literature. Letter to a Priest, addressed to Father Joseph-Marie Perrin, a Catholic priest who Weil met in Marseilles, is one of her most powerful pieces. Written at a time when those who knew her considered her to be 'like a soul in torment whose thinking had all the signs of a deep inner conflict', it contains thirty five powerful expressions of opinion on matters concerning Catholic faith, dogma and institutions. Vehement and controversial, yet eloquent and moving, it is essential reading for anyone who has questions about faith and belief.

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'The best spiritual writer of this century.'-Andre Gide - 'Here was a woman who tried to piece together a personal moral code from all the best bits of the great faiths, but who rejected any hope of knowledge of God.'-Independent -

ISBN: 9780415267670
ISBN-10: 0415267676
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 4th April 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.84 x 12.85  x 0.43
Weight (kg): 0.09
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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