Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What I knew about Edith Stein's life before I started to read a book about her was she grew up Jewish; she converted to Catholicism, and the Nazis killed her for being Jewish.

I didn't know she was a philosopher. I got the drama, missed the work.

An important and horrible drama. Yet I feel I have been told about it again and again without this phrase: "Edith Stein, a philospher. . ." or "Edith Stein, whom some consider to be an important philosophical thinker and was the author of 'Finite and Infinite Being. . .'"