We Have not Reached the Point Where God Exists

Simone Weil (1909 – 1943) was an intellectually brilliant and deeply troubled philosopher, mystic, and political activist. Taking a path that was unusual among twentieth-century left-leaning intellectuals, she became interested in mysticism as her life progressed.

In this excerpt we witness an example of Weil's complex and subtle work that opens up an understanding the divine that cut against the idea of God as a being. Weil's work has a place in the wider development of a post-theistic approach to theology.