Presented by Rev. Dr. Jeff Eaton
Simone Weil ("pronounced Vay) was in many respects a most reluctant Christian, a 20th-century left-wing mystic whose insights are invariably surprising and often shocking. I offer one quotation to provoke interest in Weil: "The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread [God], but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry. It can only persuade itself of this by lying, for the reality of its hunger is not a belief, it is a certainty." After a brief summary of Weil's biography, this class will look at some of the things she has said and see what we can make of them.