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If you could sum up Awaiting God in three words, what would they be?
Kenotic, Mystical, Feminine
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sylvie Weil's defense of Judaism is filled with the voice of the Talmud. She goes after her Aunt Simone with all vigor. The Introduction is nothing but an apologetic on behalf of Judaism, and it works. Part of Simone Weil's attraction is her complicated religious journey: European Jew, near Catholic, and Mystic.
What about Rosemary Benson’s performance did you like?
Benson's voice is very listenable for me. It is believable, and perhaps more feminine than Weil's own voice deserves. But it is clear and firm without the sufferable cadence often found in readers of philosophy who must meter their reading in order to get through the material.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
Brad Jerzak's translator leaf reveals a personal encounter with Weil. "She must be read, not talked about." Agreed.
Any additional comments?
I had to buy the book. There is too much gold here. Weil's work influenced Vatican II, is read by Popes and hipster neo-evangelicals alike. Contrary to all the uber-speak of the 19th century, Weil answers with a post-modern voice of self-sacrifice and determination that challenges the dogma of the 20th century and all that went wrong with positivistic idealism. Her voice is the sane voice, the voice from below - and hardly anyone can live up to it. If you need an accessible Christian mystic, then Weil is your good read. Now if only Christians and secularist alike would do as she says.
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