Edith Stein

Thank you Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

More than a decade ago, as the earliest shoots of my writing broke through the ground, I described what I was about to say as a journey on a trail. I was making the point that the subjective nature of my own experience did not contradict the objective nature of the road itself. I explained… Continue reading Thank you Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Edith Stein

We reach God, she says, not only through faith and contemplation but ‘by thinking’

Edith Stein continues to be my refuge in the philosophical storm raging on us from the modern world. She is my mentor. One can fight the raging fire of Nietzsche, the presumptuous Spirit of Hegel, or the depressing Utopia of Marx only for so long before needing proper sustenance. I was delighted (as I quite… Continue reading We reach God, she says, not only through faith and contemplation but ‘by thinking’

Edith Stein

Edith Stein – the patroness of my rational thought.

I am beside myself with joy. I discovered this book. Edith Stein (a Jewish convert to the faith and now canonized saint) is my philosophy mentor, the patroness of my rational thought. Edith Stein showed me where the bridges are over the chasms I had reached in the development of my life's philosophical models. She… Continue reading Edith Stein – the patroness of my rational thought.