Waiting On God by Simone Weil lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1951, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First British Edition. [First Published: France, 1950, as Attente De Dieu].
From the cover: Many in England are familiar with the nature of Simone Weil, the young teacher of philosophy whose writings, published posthumously, have won such admiration wherever the French language is read and understood. These writings are now being translated into English. The first to appear, Waiting on God, forms the best possible introduction, for it brings us into direct contact with this amazing personality at once so pure, so ardent, so utterly sincere, yet normally so reserved that only her closest friends guessed the secrets of her inner life. The first part of the book consists of letters to the Reverend Father Perrin, O. P. , who befriended her at Marseilles and, the only priest she knew, became her intimate friend. The letters tell of her spiritual background and development and the hesitations which, in spite of her direct experience of God, her devotion to Christ and her deep understanding of the Sacraments held her back from Baptism.
The second part of the book contains essays and reflections on such subjects as education, human affliction and the love of God, prayer, forms of the implicit love of God, etc.
Her thought is startling in its originality. In sending these letters and papers to Father Perrin, she explained how greatly she felt the responsibility of the thoughts which had come to her and she begged him to make them known if he saw fit. This is how it has come about that we are privileged to contact the very soul of Simone Weil in this remarkable book where we see her in the attitude of waiting waiting on God.
Very Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with loss to the head of the upper panel and much soiling to the reverse. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 169 pages. 9″ x 5½”.
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