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Master of Arts in Theology
School of Theology • Seminary
Helen Rolfson, OSF
Simone Wei! is perhaps one of the most brilliant and sensitive spiritual writers of this present century. Part One explores the biographical details of her short but potent life, full of passionate learning and teaching, social and political activism on behalf of the oppressed, and desire for all human beings to attain their destiny of truth. The cooperation of her genius, activism, and soul inspired acts of sacrificial love and uncompromising belief in the power of transformation. Part Two considers the deeper intellectual impetus behind Simone's actions and spiritual ideas. Her profound convictions include areas of Innate Christianity, expanded sacramentology, the vocation of solidarity, and affliction as a means of transformation into God. The fierce integrity with which she lived and died challenge and empower any reader to consider the divine and transforming potential of any human action.
Bertsch, Sarah N., "Compassion Aflame: The Life, Prophetic Mission, and Mysticism of Simone Weil (1909-1943)" (1995). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 805.
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