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     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second in the series, but remained unpublished until 1998.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.


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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.
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