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On Science, Necessity, And The Love Of God: Essays

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Hardcover, 198 pages
Published 1968 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1966)
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I read this because Brainpickings.org. This book was certainly over my head but I did enjoy what I understood.

The essay, 'Some Reflections on the Love of God' is excellent and illuminating. A couple quotes from that essay I like:

"It is not for man to seek, or even to believe in, God. he has only to refuse his love to everything which is not God. This refusal does not presuppose any belief. It is enough to recognize, what is obvious to any mind, that all the goods of the world, past, present or
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Simone Weil was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist. Weil was born in Paris to Alsatian agnostic Jewish parents who fled the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany. Her brilliance, ascetic lifestyle, introversion, and eccentricity limited her ability to mix with others, but not to teach and participate in political movements of her time. She wrote extensively with both ...more

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