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About the author:
Dr. Brad Jersak is a Grant and Weil scholar, having earned his PhD in political theology through Bangor University in Wales. He recently completed a fresh translation of two of Simone Weil's books under the title, 'Awaiting God' (combining Waiting for God and Letter to a Priest with an introductory essay by Sylvie Weil on Simone Weil and the Rabbis).
He studied under Canadian Red Tory expert, Ron S. Dart, and the Jung-Nietzsche scholar, Lucy Huskinson.
He is currently editor of the Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice as well as two blogs: Red Virgin (Simone-Weil.tumbler.com) and the Owl: George Grant Journal.
He is also a faculty member (New Testament studies) at Westminster Theological Centre (UK).
Red Tory, Red Virgin
Essays on Simone Weil and George P. Grant
Dr. Brad Jersak
Simone Weil and George P. Grant were among the 20th century's top political theologians.
Weil, a philosopher-activist-mystic from France, was the Christian mystic who refused to join the Church but nevertheless, influenced the Vatican II popes with her radical openness.
George Grant, one of Canada's top three thinkers, once said that next to the four Gospels, Weil was his highest authority.
This book is a series of essays in political theology, exploring some of their key themes and how their work inter-relates.
This book explores in depth, for the first time, how their 'theology of consent' informs their political philosophy and a public ethic of the Cross.
Table of Contents
Preface / 1
Part 1 - SIMONE WEIL: RED VIRGIN
1. Simone Weil: George Grant's Diotima / 5
2. Stages of Weil's Mystical Ascent / 19
3. Competing Conceptions of God in Biblical Religion / 49
Part 2 - GEORGE GRANT: RED TORY
4. Grant and the Matrix: Complex of Ideologies / 71
5. Grant and the Matrix: Dialogue Partners / 75
6. Finding His Voice: Conversion to Lament / 83
Part 3 - DIVINE CONSENT
7. Wrath and Love as Divine Consent / 109
Abbreviations / 123
Bibliography of Sources Consulted / 127
- Publication Date:
- 192751200X / 9781927512005
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Religion, Politics & State