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The self-emptying love: On Simone Weil's spirituality

Citation
Gao Z (2012) The self-emptying love: On Simone Weil's spirituality. Logos and Pneuma - Chinese Journal of Theology, (37), pp. 193-217.

Abstract
This article offers a critical examination of the thoughts of Simone Weil from the perspective of spiritual theology. Most researches on Weil focus on her systematic or philosophical thoughts on one hand, or her mystical practice on the other. This article, however, suggests that her interpretation of the God-human relationship as a kind of spirituality which can not be separated from spiritual exercise. On the basis of her understanding of God, Weil maintained that Christians should fulfill the self-emptying love in their everyday lives, in terms of the kenosis of Jesus Christ. The goal of this fulfillment is to let God love himself and to arrive at the union between God and man.

Keywords
Simone Weil; Spirituality; Self-emptying; Love

Journal
Logos and Pneuma - Chinese Journal of Theology, Issue 37

StatusPublished
Author(s)Gao, Zhe
Publication date31/12/2012
PublisherLogos and Pneuma Press
ISSN1023-2583
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