Since her canonization has made her more familiar, Edith Stein's writings have gained new interest. Because of the nonAryan publication laws of her time, some of the philosophical treatises of this scholar were not published until long after her death, and some have only recently been translated into English.
96 Book Reviews This book is the eleventh volume in the Institute of Carmelite Studies' great effort to produce an English translation of the complete works of the famed Jewish philospoher who became the Discalced Carmelite and Auschwitz victim St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Three of her books were written to relate the phenomenology of her teacher Edmund Husserl and the scholasticism of St. Thomas Aquinas. Potency and Act is the second in the series, but remained unpublished until 1998. As the title indicates, she addresses issues of form and being: what is, the appearances and actions of that which is, and how it relates to the being of God. There is much about her notions of soul and spirit. Stein is no lightweight in the field of phenomenology. If one is not inclined towards the analytical writing of someone who produced an enourmous body of philosophical ponderings, there is always the following new book. ****** Thine Own Self: Individuality in Edith Stein's Later Writings Sarah Borden Sharkey (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 2009) 254 pages, paperback, $39.95, ISBN 978- 0-8132-1682-9. _____________ Si
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