Love in the Void: Where God Finds Us Plough Spiritual Guides: Backpack Classics

S. Simone weil, the great mystic and philosopher for our age, shows where anyone can find God. Why is it that simone weil, continues to speak to today’s spiritual seekers? was it her social radicalism, troubled life and confounding insights into faith and doubt, with her short, which led her to renounce privilege? Her ambivalence toward institutional religion? Her combination of philosophical rigor with the ardor of a mystic?Albert Camus called Simone Weil “the only great spirit of our time.

André gide found her “the most truly spiritual writer of this century. Her intense life and profound writings have influenced people as diverse as T. Her radical idealism offered a corrective to consumer culture. Eliot, charles de gaulle, Pope Paul VI, and Adrienne Rich. The body of work she left―most of it published posthumously―is the fruit of an anguished but ultimately luminous spiritual journey.

After her untimely death at age thirty-four, Simone Weil quickly achieved legendary status among a whole generation of thinkers. But more importantly, she pointed the way, to encounter the love of God – in love to neighbor, especially for those outside institutional religion, love of beauty, and even in suffering.


Waiting for God

An enduring masterwork and "one of the most neglected resources of our century" Adrienne Rich, Waiting for God will continue to influence spiritual and political thought for centuries to come. Harper Perennial. Emerging from the thought-provoking discussions and correspondence Simone Weil had with the Reverend Father Perrin, this classic collection of essays contains the renowned philosopher and social activist's most profound meditations on the relationship of human life to the realm of the transcendent.


The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus Plough Spiritual Guides: Backpack Classics

How do you follow jesus without burning out?gold medal winner, enduring light"this thoughtful collection of Day’s reflections incorporates abundant material for contemplation, 2018 Illumination Book Awards, all drawn from her extensive writings … which reveal Day’s signature honesty and frequent humor in addressing her hopes and fears and the sources of her inspiration….

This welcome compilation provides a window into the fundamental beliefs that undergirded Day’s life of faith. Publishers weekly, starred review in this guidebook Dorothy Day offers hard-earned wisdom and practical advice gained through decades of seeking to know Jesus and to follow his example and teachings in her own life.

Unlike larger collections and biographies, and amazing life story, which cover her radical views, exceptional deeds, this book focuses on a more personal dimension of her life: Where did she receive strength to stay true to her God-given calling despite her own doubts and inadequacies and the demands of an activist life? What was the unquenchable wellspring of her deep faith and her love for humanity? Harper Perennial.


Gravity and Grace Routledge Classics Volume 41

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'. Harper Perennial. Routledge. This is a book that no one with a serious interest in the spiritual life can afford to be without.

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. Gravity and grace was the first ever publication by the remarkable thinker and activist, Simone Weil.

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.


The Scandal of Redemption: When God Liberates the Poor, Saves Sinners, and Heals Nations Plough Spiritual Guides: Backpack Classics

An assassin’s bullet ended his life, but his message lives on. To find out why pope francis is making Oscar Romero a saint, read the words that cost him his life. A church that does not provoke crisis, a gospel that does not disturb, a word of god that does not touch the concrete sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed – what kind of gospel is that?”Three short years transformed El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero from a defender of the status quo into one of the most outspoken voices of the oppressed.

. Harper Perennial. Routledge. In march 2018 pope francis announced that the catholic church would canonize Oscar Romero, and that the political and social implications of that message, acknowledging that he is indeed a saint who was martyred for proclaiming the gospel, which so scandalized the powerful, flowed directly from Romero’s faithfulness to the teachings of Jesus.

These selections from romero’s diaries and radio broadcasts invite each of us to align our own lives with the way of Jesus that lifts up the poor, wins over enemies, welcomes the broken, and transforms the history of entire nations.

Simone Weil: An Anthology

The present anthology offers a generous collection of her work, including essays never before translated into English and many that have long been out of print. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Harper Perennial. Philosopher, sociologist, theologian, critic, political activist -- Simone Weil was among the foremost thinkers of our time.

It amply confirms elizabeth hardwick's words that Simone Weil was "one of the most brilliant and original minds of twentieth-century France" and "a woman of transcendent intellectual gifts and the widest learning. A longtime weil scholar, sian miles has selected essays representative of the wide sweep of Weil's work and provides a superb introduction that places Weil's work in context of her life and times.

. Best known in this country for her theological writing, to modern labor, Weil wrote on a great variety of subjects ranging from classical philosophy and poetry, to the language of political discourse.

The Two Ways: The Early Christian Vision of Discipleship from the Didache and the Shepherd of Hermas Plough Spiritual Guides: Backpack Classics

How did earliest christians receive and understand the teaching of jesus and the apostles? These writings, citizenship, morality, show a clear, social justice, the sacraments, family life, prophesy, vibrant, practical faith concerned with all aspects of discipleship in daily life―vocation, among the earliest used in training new disciples, and leadership.

For the most part, these writings have remained buried in academia, analyzed by scholars but seldom used for building up the church community. The shepherd was written by a former slave named Hermas in the second century AD or possibly even earlier. Harper Perennial. Now, these simple, at a time when christians of every persuasion are seeking clarity by returning to the roots of their faith, direct teachings shed light on what it means to be a follower of Christ in any time or place.

The didache, an anonymous work composed in the late first century AD, was lost for centuries before being rediscovered in 1873. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition.

On the Abolition of All Political Parties NYRB Classics

An nyrb classics original  simone Weil—philosopher, activist, mystic—is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. New york Review of Books. Dissecting the dynamic of power and propaganda caused by party spirit, the increasing disregard for truth in favor of opinion, journalism, and the consequent corruption of education, and art, Weil forcefully makes the case that a true politics can only begin where party spirit ends.

This volume also includes an admiring portrait of Weil by the great poet Czeslaw Milosz and an essay about Weil’s friendship with Albert Camus by the translator Simon Leys. In “on the abolition of all political parties” she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that has particular resonance today, when the apathy and anger of the people and the self-serving partisanship of the political class present a threat to democracies all over the world.

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The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind Routledge Classics Volume 72

Equally as important, however, is our duty towards our community: we may have declared various human rights, but we have overlooked the obligations and this has left us self-righteous and rootless. Published posthumously The Need for Roots was a direct result of this collaboration. Hailed by andre gide as the patron saint of all outsiders, Simone Weil's short life was ample testimony to her beliefs.

She then moved back to London in order to work with de Gaulle. Routledge. New york Review of Books. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. In this, her most famous book, Weil reflects on the importance of religious and political social structures in the life of the individual. Harper Perennial. She could easily have been issuing a direct warning to us today, the citizens of Century 21.

In 1942 she fled france along with her family, going firstly to America. Its purpose was to help rebuild France after the war. She wrote that one of the basic obligations we have as human beings is to not let another suffer from hunger.

The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis

Auden, and simone weil, among others-sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world. Harper Perennial. Used book in Good Condition. In this book, in which they presented, with great imaginative energy and force, Alan Jacobs explores the poems, essays, and lectures of these five central figures, novels, reviews, pictures of the very different paths now set before the Western democracies.

Working mostly separately and in ignorance of one another's ideas, the five developed a strikingly consistent argument that the only means by which democratic societies could be prepared for their world-wide economic and political dominance was through a renewal of education that was grounded in a Christian understanding of the power and limitations of human beings.

H. Eliot, C. These christian intellectuals-Jacques Maritain, T. New york Review of Books. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Lewis, W. S.

Simone Weil: A Modern Pilgrimage

Routledge. She wrote with the clarity of a brilliant mind educated in the best French schools, the social conscience of a grass-roots labor organizer, and the certainty and humility of a mystic―and she persistently carried out her search in the company of the poor and oppressed. Simone weil 1906-1943 was a writer and philosopher who devoted her life to a search for God―while avoiding membership in organized religion.

Eliot, flannery o'connor, Adrienne Rich, and Albert Camus. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Robert Coles, M. D. Was awarded the pulitzer Prize for his five-volume Children of Crisis series. Coles also analyzes the major themes her life encompassed: her politics, her Jewish identity, her moral concerns, her intellect, and her experience of grace.

This is the best, most accessible introduction to the woman who was a spiritual influence on the life and work of so many, among them T. New york Review of Books. A brilliant portrait of a beloved and controversial figure in twentieth-century spirituality. S. Harper Perennial.