Edith Stein: Essential Writings

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Edith Stein (1891-1942), who was recently canonized, was one of the most intriguing Catholics of the twentieth century. A Jewish convert, an eminent philosopher, educator, and advocate for women, she became a Discalced Carmelite nun, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was arrested by the Nazis and died in Auschwitz in 1942. This volume highlights the extraordinary features of her spirituality -- a vision that integrated her philosophical training, her affinity for Carmelite mysticism, and her personal identification with the way of the Cross. Edith Stein provides a wonderful introduction to an extraordinary mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570754289
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Modern Spiritual Masters Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 160,106
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11
Chronology 13
Sources 15
Introduction: Resilient in Hope 17
1 In and for the Life of the World 35
Her Special Kind of Ecstasy 36
A Different Ecstasy Again 39
Without Barriers in the World 42
Daily Work, "A Single Liturgy" 43
Concern for Others 59
"To Stand ... for Others" 60
2 Letting God's Plan Guide Us 61
Lilies of the Field 62
"A State of Resting in God" 62
"Able to Rest in God" 64
"Carried by a Strong Arm" 67
"Living at the Lord's Hand" 69
My Plans, God's Plans 70
"Abiding in Her Providence" 71
Discerning God's Designs 73
Led by Another 76
3 Searching for Deep Truth 80
"Empathy as the Understanding of Spiritual Persons" 81
Confronting Beliefs 82
Empathy Brings Comfort to a Friend 86
Empathic Help for Others 87
"Deeper" Impressions 89
"All Who Seek Truth Seek God" 90
"A Yearning for Unveiled Clarity" 91
4 Woman and Women 94
Woman's Intrinsic Value in National Life 95
"To Know and Understand the World and People" 109
A Young Widow Prays 113
Dogma's Door to Ordination Open 114
Teresa, Great Woman 117
Mary's Symbolic Value 122
5 Freedom at the Cross 124
Eventually Golgotha 125
"The Cross Has No Purpose of Itself" 125
To Stand at the Cross 127
Love of the Cross: Thoughts for John of the Cross 128
Elevation of the Cross 131
The Marriage of the Lamb 134
Exaltation of the Cross 141
Hail Cross, Our Only Hope! 145
"Surrender Is the Highest Act of Freedom" 145
To the Resurrection 153
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