The Faculty of Theology will be hosting a research seminar entitled ‘Simone Weil: A reluctant believer’.
Speaker: Dr Tyrone Grima
Venue: University of Malta, Theology Board Room (317)
Date: Tuesday 12 March
Time: from 16:00 to 17:00
Chair: Rev. Dr John Berry
Simone Weil (1909-1943) is a philosopher and mystic who has challenged contemporary spirituality, particularly in the last fifty years. Her spirituality is rooted profoundly in the concept of contradiction, avoiding any simplifications of the mystery of the encounter with the Divine. The spirituality of contradiction is reflected in her radical decisions.
One of the most striking decisions made was the decision not to be baptised as a Catholic after her conversion. Weil felt that this was a calling for her to be a presence in the periphery. This seminar will examine Weil’s radical spirituality which led her into this uncomfortable, liminal space, a space that permeates throughout her theological writings.
Dr Tyrone Grima has recently finished his doctoral studies in the Faculty of Theology. His research focused on the themes of detachment and relationality in the spirituality of Simone Weil. He is also interested and has researched the interface between spirituality and the theatre. Tyrone Grima is a theatre practitioner and works as Head of Care with the Salesians home of Osanna Pia and Dar Mamma Margerita.
Tea and Coffee will be served prior to the Seminar.
RSVP Ms Gillian Cachia on +356 2340 2767 or send an email. The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture.