Stein: Edith Stein by Sarah BordenStein: Edith Stein by Sarah Borden

Stein: Edith Stein

bySarah Borden

Paperback | March 30, 2004

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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 turn 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.
Sarah Borden is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Wheaton College, Illinois.
Title:Stein: Edith SteinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.48 × 5.5 × 0.39 inPublished:March 30, 2004Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826452620

ISBN - 13:9780826452627


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

Editorial Reviews

"Does Borden succeed? She most certainly does in portraying Stein's intellectual depth and width. Borden shows an intimate knowledge of Stein's corpu ... Borden is also a superb summarizer and organizer of Stein's materials, demonstrating a sound grasp of the intellectual and historical context of Stein's work and the many thinkers who influenced her. She makes light weather of Heidegger and Husserl, thinkers who are not always easy. ... We should be deeply indebted to Borden for helping establish the intellectual achievements of Edith Stein and providing an inspiration to philosophers and theologians who should definitely read this book." -Gavin D'Costa, Reviews in Religion and Theology, Volume 11, Issue 4, September 2004