"The only great spirit of our times "
Philosopher, theologian, teacher, rebel, social activist, and mystic, Simone Weil did not publish much during her lifetime, but, since her death in 1943 has become increasingly influential in many fields. Her writing and example have helped to shape the thinking of persons as various as Saint John XXIII and Pope Paul VI, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and the existentialist writer Albert Camus.
This research guide is designed to connect the user with a wide range of different types of materials about this 20th century giant of thought and spirit.
"Why Study Simone Weil?" From the University of Nottingham, UK
Episode of BBC Radio 4 show "In Our Time"
From the BBC Radio 4 show "Great Lives"
Weil Scholar Stephen Plant, Part 1
Weil Scholar Stephen Plant, Part 2
Catholic Culture Literature Series, University of Notre Dame
Simona Guirega performing the Weil essay " The Illiad or the Poem of Force", Colgate University
British critic John Berger reads and discusses a piece by Simone Weil