Stein: Edith Stein

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Overview

Edith Stein was beatified in 1987 and canonized in 1998 but is still relatively unknown in the English-speaking world. She provides an example of a Christian thinker deeply engaged in the debates of her own day, and her work offers models and insights for addressing the questions of the twenty-first century.Sarah Borden presents an overview of St Edith Stein's life and thought, beginning with her biography. She then covers her early work in phenomenology, her political writings, her studies on women and women's education, as well her later turban to medieval metaphysics, and spiritual and religious texts. The final chapter covers the controversies surrounding Stein's beatification and canonization.Arranged by topic and proceeding largely in chronological order, the book is accessible and aimed at a general audience, although the material is presented in such a way as to be useful to specialists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826452627
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Series: Outstanding Christian Thinkers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Borden is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Wheaton College, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

1. Life and writings 2. Phenomenology and the person 3. Social and political writings 4. Women and women's education 5. Christian philosophy 6. The metaphysics and epistemology of her later work 7. Spiritual writings 8. Edith Stein since her death: the Jewish-Catholic dialogue

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