Keywords: spirituality church philosophy God identity Simone Weil justice

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Bartosz Wieczorek

Misfortune entered my body and soul – memories of Simone Weil

Cite: Bartosz Wieczorek, Nieszczęście weszło mi w ciało i duszę – rzecz o Simone Weil, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2012( 9) nr 2, s. 70-82.

The text presents the thought and activity of the French thinker Simone Weil in the form of essay. She was considered by many intellectualists as one of the most important figures of the 20th century humanities. Her thought combines the tradition of Greek philosophy with the Christian tradition, which is read by Weil directly from the Gospel. What differentiates Weil’s thoughts and activities is the combination of various points of view and looking for balance and common parts in everything. In her public work she always supported the weaker and helpless ones, who were left for themselves. Her uncompromising moral attitude, readiness for the largest sacrifice in the name of justice, striving for truth, considering all the good as coming from God, who is the Good, make Weil a unique and incomparable figure. Familiarization with her life and activities can be a large stimulus for many people, who look for their own spirituality, and for philosophers and theologians, who like making everything rational and bringing her thoughts to mere concepts is quite a challenge for it parts from usual ways of thinking, presenting at the same time the new perspectives of looking at philosophy, religion, ethics.

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