Tuesdays at Tantur


Location: Tantur Ecumenical Institute: Chapel Seminar Room

The Iliad or the Poem of Force, Simone Weil, 1909-1943: “The sense of human misery is a pre-condition of justice and love”

Prof. Elizabeth Jane Doering


Elizabeth Jane Doering is a Professor Emerita of the University of Notre Dame, and has been reading French philosopher Simone Weil for well over two decades with a particular interest in her social and political ideas and how her thought evolved after a mystical experience. As member and officer in both the American Weil Society and the international Association pour l’étude de la pensée de Simone Weil, Prof. Doering strives to facilitate communication among Weil scholars around the globe. Her publications include The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil (co-edited in 2004), Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-perpetuating Force (2010), a forthcoming co-authored book: When Fiction and Philosophy Meet: A conversation between Flannery O’Connor and Simone Weil (2019) and over three dozen articles on the multi-dimensional thought of Simone Weil. A recipient of many research grants, she is particularly proud of the Notre Dame Kaneb Teaching Award.

Transportation will be provided on Shivtei Israel St. 1 (on the western side of the Notre Dame Center opposite the New Gate of the Old City). The bus will leave at 6:30pm and return at 9pm. Please RSVP at rmallek@tantur.org.

Tuesdays at Tantur is a weekly event that seeks to establish a community of conversation. Co-hosted by the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Jerusalem Global Gateway  of the University of Notre Dame, the series nurtures open discussion on theological and other topics relevant to the life of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

Originally published at jerusalem.nd.edu.