Gravity and Grace

Gravity and Grace

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by Simone Weil, Weil Simone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415290007

ISBN-13: 9780415290005

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Gravity and Grace was the first ever publication by the remarkable thinker and activist, Simone Weil. In it Gustave Thibon, the farmer to whom she had entrusted her notebooks before her untimely death, compiled in one remarkable volume a compendium of her writings that have become a source of spiritual guidance and wisdom for countless individuals. On the

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Gravity and Grace was the first ever publication by the remarkable thinker and activist, Simone Weil. In it Gustave Thibon, the farmer to whom she had entrusted her notebooks before her untimely death, compiled in one remarkable volume a compendium of her writings that have become a source of spiritual guidance and wisdom for countless individuals. On the fiftieth anniversary of the first English edition - by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1952 - this Routledge Classics edition offers English readers the complete text of this landmark work for the first time ever, by incorporating a specially commissioned translation of the controversial chapter on Israel. Also previously untranslated is Gustave Thibon's postscript of 1990, which reminds us how privileged we are to be able to read a work which offers each reader such 'light for the spirit and nourishment for the soul'. This is a book that no one with a serious interest in the spiritual life can afford to be without.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415290005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Gustave Thilbon Gravity and Grace Voide and Compensation To Accept the Void Detachment Imagination Which Fills the Void Renunciation Of Time To Desire Without An Object The Self Decreation Self-Effacement Necessity And Obedience Illusions Idolatry Love Evil Affliction Violence The Cross Balance And Lever The Impossible Contradiction The Distance Between The Necessary and the Good Chance He Whom We Must Love Is Absent Atheism As A Purification Attention And Will Training Intelligence and Grace Readings The Ring Of Gyges Meaning of the Universe Metaxu Beauty Algebra The Social Imprint The Great Beast Social Harmony The Mysticism of Work

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Gravity and Grace: Interesting but esoteric. The terminology and vernalular left me with my head spinning. The philosophical depth at which miss Weil comprehended life and its beauties is rare and has almost dissipated in today's society. Read the book for general interests on the soul, salvation and redemption or if for no other reason, read it to renounce miss Weil's name.