• Title: Essays on Woman
  • Author: Edith Stein
  • ISBN: 9780935216080
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Essays on Woman By Edith Stein St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross O C D d ed revised translated by Freda Mary Oben Ph D Eight essays on the theme of woman and her vocation with index With reason Edith Stein
    By Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross O.C.D 2d ed revised 1996 , translated by Freda Mary Oben, Ph.D Eight essays on the theme of woman and her vocation, with index With reason Edith Stein has been called the most significant German woman of this century Her writings on woman are the fruit of both reflection and debate with other leaders of the CathBy Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross O.C.D 2d ed revised 1996 , translated by Freda Mary Oben, Ph.D Eight essays on the theme of woman and her vocation, with index With reason Edith Stein has been called the most significant German woman of this century Her writings on woman are the fruit of both reflection and debate with other leaders of the Catholic feminist movement in German speaking countries between the World Wars This second revised edition of Essays on Woman includes textual corrections, important new supplementary data, and previously unavailable material on the spirituality of the lay and religious woman These essays crystallize long hours of experience teaching in the classroom and on the speaker s platform in the pursuit of fulfilling roles for women in all walks of life Reviews Every page of these essays reveals a mind, never doctrinaire or ruffled, but rather serene, graceful, wide ranging, fearless, and deeply dedicated to a search for truth Keith J Egan, Horizons This newly revised edition is a valuable text Review of Metaphysics One would hope that these essays will be read widely and carefully by both men and women The Thomist

    One Reply to “Essays on Woman”

    1. Finally finished this. I have been reading and rereading, setting down, picking up, beginning again and mulling over the varied essays in this book for a long, long time now. And yet, I haven’t exhausted them, not by far. I know I will be recommending them to my Carmelite community—for those professed and looking for something really good to discuss in group. I know that I would love to discuss this in a group. Hmmm… Maybe I should wait to bring it up until I’m bit further along…I’m [...]

    2. Because of her unique structure, the Catholic Church is perhaps humanity's last bulwark, of genuine appreciation of the difference between the sexes." --Hans Urs von Balthasar Saint Teresa Benedicta (born Edith Stein) composed these essays in the years following her conversion to Catholicism but before her entry into the Carmel from which she was eventually deported to the Nazi death camps. During this interim period, Stein dedicated herself (among many other things) to an articulation of a theo [...]

    3. For the theologically, philosophically inclined or for educators of women -- a marvelous book. Stein is a first class intellectual and theologian. Her essays on the nature of women are profoundly well grounded in the history of Catholic thinkers, however the essays here presented were addresses they do not come with an extended discussion of where does ideas come from. You are going to have to be well versed in Thomism and Patristics to be able to pick out the insights that this Jewish convert r [...]

    4. These essays offer a look at Stein's views on women over time. As a result, the first few essays are weaker, and they repeat one another in places. Despite that weakness, Stein's views are fascinating, especially for those who have never been exposed to the viewpoint of the Catholic New Feminism. While other feminists were denying that men and women have any differences, Stein argued for a view of feminine identity that would eventually be confirmed by scientific research. Individual personaliti [...]

    5. Quotes from The woman, her role according to nature and grace.:“At a difference we have already mentioned: that the woman imitates divine perfection especially in developing harmonious of all energies, while the man in the strong deployment of some.”“There is only one educational force that is not tied to the limits of nature that we talked about, but that can transform from within the same moulding interior form: it is the power of grace.”Personal comment: The work deals with female edu [...]

    6. I found/find Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) fascinating--a Jewish convert to Catholicism who joined the Carmelite sisterhood and was sent to the Nazi concentration camps where she was killed and, in 1998, canonized by Pope John Paul II. Clearly a highly intelligent woman and incisive scholar/writer, I was intrigued by her thinking--at times, she held to very traditional notions/concepts about women and womanhood; at other times, she seemed to suggest some newer ideas (particular [...]

    7. A very reading regarding womanhood. I think that Stein has an excellent understanding of the basic differences between the male and female nature. Very refreshing given that modern feminist not only claim that both, not only equal in all aspects, but implying that all men are inferior to women. In her essays she shares her understanding of how civilization has progressed so much that it is now possible for women to be part of every profession just as any man is. Not only that, she even argues th [...]

    8. Every woman should read this book. The concepts are not hard to understand, and she also holds the attention of those more academically trained. "Thus we are able to recapitulate in the one word 'motherliness' that which we have developed as the characteristic value of woman. Only, the motherliness must be that which does not remain within the narrow circle of blood relations or of personal friends; but in accordance with the model of the Mother of Mercy, it must have its root in universal divin [...]

    9. A beautiful, rich book, filled with insights into feminine psychology and grounded in Catholic theology. This book serves as a powerful illustration and explanation of the profound differences between men and women. Put simply, it helped me better understand women.If I'm ever graced with daughters, I'll return to this book's chapters on Feminine Education, as Ms. Stein goes into detail about girls' unique educational needs.This translation shines, with lucid, readable prose that flows naturally. [...]

    10. Included in the "Miscellaneous" section of Fr. John McCloskey's 100-book Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.

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