EDITH STEIN: ESSENTIAL WRITINGS

EDITH STEIN: ESSENTIAL WRITINGS

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Edith Stein (1891-1942), canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998, 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. Arrested by the Nazis she died in Auschwitz in 1942.

This volume highlights the extraordinary features of her spirituality for general readers - 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.