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Creighton University Holds 12th Annual Women and Religion Lecture

Professor E. Jane Doering of the University of Notre Dame, will present at Creighton University’s 12th annual Women and Religion lecture on the “Thought of Simone Weil” at 6:30p.m., April 9, in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will focus on Simone Weil a 12th century French philosopher, mystic, social activist and educator, who dedicated her life to seek equal justice for all human beings. Doering will explore how Weil’s life leads up to her exploration of the topic: God’s love for His creation and the existence of extreme suffering.

Doering is a Professor Emerita of the University of Notre Dame, and has been reading French philosopher Simone Weil for over two decades with a particular interest in her social and political ideas and how that thought evolved after her mystical experience.

She is a member and officer in both the American Weil Society and the international Association pour l’étude de la pensée de Simone Weil.

Her publications include The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil (2004), Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-perpetuating Force (2010), and over three dozen articles on the multi-dimensional thought of Simone Weil.

Doering received the Notre Dame Kaneb Teaching Award and is currently expanding her research to include Raissa Maritan and Flannery O’Connor as contemporaries of Weil.

The lecture is co-sponsored by The Kripke Center and Women & Gender Studies Program.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.