The Conversion of Edith Stein

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One Fateful Day Edith Stein took from a friend's bookshelf the autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila. In it she found the simple truth about human existence. Shortly afterward, she became a Catholic, but her desire to become a Carmelite like Teresa was delayed for some time. Eventually she entered the convent in Cologne. Because the Nazi persecution of Jews, converted or not, endangered others in her convent, she asked to be moved to a convent in the Netherlands. The German armies of occupation soon followed. It...
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Overview

One Fateful Day Edith Stein took from a friend's bookshelf the autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila. In it she found the simple truth about human existence. Shortly afterward, she became a Catholic, but her desire to become a Carmelite like Teresa was delayed for some time. Eventually she entered the convent in Cologne. Because the Nazi persecution of Jews, converted or not, endangered others in her convent, she asked to be moved to a convent in the Netherlands. The German armies of occupation soon followed. It was from the Carmelite convent at Echt that she was taken in 1942, shipped to Auschwitz and executed
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587311253
  • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chronology 13
1. When Edith Stein Converted 20
Memories of Youth 22
2. The Conversion of a Jewess 26
On Woman 32
3. The Conversion of a Woman 36
On Death, with reference to Heidegger 46
4. The Conversion of a Philosopher 50
On Spiritual Discernment 59
5. Conversion Extended over Time 62
The Interior Life 82
6. Conversion for all? 88
Christian Philosophy 102
7. Conversion Achieved 110
The Hidden Life and the Epiphany 115
8. The Canonization of Edith Stein 123
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