Simone Weil on Greece's Desire for the Ultimate Bridge to God

Faith and Philosophy 16 (3):352-367 (1999)
Simone Weil believed that Greece’s vocation was to build bridges between God and man. This paper argues that, in light of Weil’s “tradition of mystical thought,” the Christian vocation is an extension of the Greek. The search for the perfect bridge in Homer, Sophocles and Plato comes to fruition in the Passion of Christ. The Greek thinkers, especially Plato with his Perfectly Just Man, already had implicit knowledge of the Passion’s truth
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DOI 10.5840/faithphil199916333
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