Edith Stein Essays

  • God and the Caducity of Being: Jean-Luc Marion and Edith Stein on Thinking God

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    God and the Caducity of Being: Jean-Luc Marion and Edith Stein on Thinking God ABSTRACT: Jean-Luc Marion claims that God must no longer be thought of in terms of the traditional metaphysical category of Being, for that reduces God to an all too human concept which he calls "Dieu." God must be conceived outside of the ontological difference and outside of the question of Being itself. Marion urges us to think of God as love. We wish to challenge Marion’s claim of the necessity to move au-delà

  • Edith Stein

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    Edith Stein Edith Stein was born on October 12, 1891 , Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of Atonement in Breslau Germany now Wroclaw Poland. She was born into an Orthodox Jewish family and was the youngest of 11 children. When she was not yet 2 years of age, her father suddenly died. This left Edith's mother to raise the seven remaining children since 4 had died in childhood and manage the family business. She considered her mother an example of the woman in Proverbs 31, who rises early to care for

  • Edith Stein Research Paper

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    Edith Stein, also known as “St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross” was a caring, compassionate and humble saint. But, unfortunately it wasn’t always like that for her. She was raised in a Jewish family with a strong religious belief. In her early teenage years, she easily passed her final exams and threw away a life with God and became an atheist to take up her passion of philosophy and women's issues. She then later transferred universities to study under the mentorship of Edmund Husserl. Husserl's

  • Turkey Earthquake

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    west during 1963 and 1964. The August 17, 1999 event fills in a 100 to 150 km long gap between the 1967 event and the 1963 and 1964 events. This gap was first noted by Toksoz, Shakal, and Michael in 1979 and it's hazard was later analyzed by Stein, Barka, and Dieterich in 1997. The latter paper estimated that there was a 12% chance of this earthquake occurring in the 30 years from 1996 to 2026. The Cause [IMAGE]The earthquake originated at a shallow depth of about 10.5 miles (17 km)

  • History of Parental Involvement in Education

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    to believe that professionals alone should be responsible for educating children (Stein and Thorkildsen). As years went by, families showed some concern about this new view on who should be in charge of their children’s education. Parents began to show their concern for this division in education in the 1987 when the National Congress of Mothers, the foundation for the Parent Teacher Association, was formed (Stein and Thorkildsen). Since 1987 many more steps have been taken in an effort to evaluate

  • Ferenc Farkas

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    performance in Budapest, a second performance was given by Mireille Flour in Brussels, followed by performances in London by Maria Korchinska, in Rome by Ada Sassoli, and in Frankfurt by Rosa Stein. Later in Hungary, the work was performed again by Liana Pasquali. Concertino was recorded in Germany by Rosa Stein and in Belgium by Mireille Flour. Gaál: What are your feelings about writing for the harp? Farkas: In 1937 I tried to utilize what I felt was the most generally neglected characteristic

  • Farewell To Arms

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    “You are all a lost generation” -Gertrude Stein This quotation’s importance on author Earnest Hemmingway is reflected in his modern Romeo and Juliet novel entitled A Farewell to Arms. The recurring tone of the novel suggests that the only reality is the harsh truth which is anything but romantic and proves that in the end, all is futile. This generation in which Stein spoke of to Hemingway is the generation of romantic war times. This idea is symbolized in the character Catherine Barkley’s vision

  • Lance Armstrong and Overcoming Obstacles

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    climb, but Armstrong saw it as an opportunity to put his great mountain-climbing skills to work (Stein 60). Pacing himself through the majority of the stage, he remained well behind the leader. Then it happened; he reached the horrendous Mount Hautacam, and began his "eight-mile sprint through the rain and up the Pyrenees" (Thomsen 45; Stein 60). Each mount... ... middle of paper ... ... * Stein, Joel. "Uphill Racer." Time 24 July 2000: 60. * Sterling, Michael & Associates. Lance Armstrong

  • The Purpose of Sati in Jane Eyre

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    west, the old and the new, revealed sexuality and repressed sexuality. The two characters, Jane and Bertha, each represent a different region; while Bertha represents the East and the ancient, Jane represents the new and the modern. Dorothy K. Stein finds that Sati was a motif used for feminist discussions in Victorian England: [Sati] did not occur in England, but many manifestations of the attitudes and anxieties underlying the practice did. Nineteenth-century respectability in both England

  • The Case of Amanda Stein

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    Harassment or a Misunderstanding: The case of Amanda Stein In the article, Harassment or a Misunderstanding: the case of Amanda Stein, Amanda Stein, leads technical support engineer was facing continuous harassment by her manager Frank Villa. I believe Frank Villa’s attitude towards Amanda Stein was unacceptable because she was being unfairly treated by the fact that she is a woman, and moreover, by the fact that she is Jew. In today’s society, the issue of harassment in the work place is a very

  • Identity in Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans

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    Throughout her career, Gertrude Stein was fascinated by the possibility of revolution in the sense of "a complete or drastic change," especially in relation to her ideas of identity and agency. However, critics disagree about her conclusions. For example, Bruce Goebel sees her early texts as "embracing a deterministic attitude about the formation of identity" (238) that conceives of identity as locked within historical and biological contexts. At the other extreme, many critics, such as Caren Kaplan

  • Chinese art

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    cauldrons of bronze were also carved with maps and pictures of products of the provinces of China. Carvings 2. were essential to China. Another form of art in China was the weaving of textiles. The earliest Chinese silk weavings were found by Sir. Aurel Stein during his third Central Asian expedition in the year 1914. They display much of the tradition and exquisite customs of China. Many symbols were also demonstrated in these silks. Dragons, animals, birds, horsemen, cloud-scrolls and floral stems were

  • House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton and Call it Sleep, by Henry Roth

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    Climbing up the Social Scale The time and way people are brought up in society makes a huge difference on how they will climb up the social scale in life. In the classic novel House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton and Call it Sleep, by Henry Roth the main characters experience totally different upbringings into society. While Lily Bart is brought up into a high class society, David is born into an immigrant family in a part of the city, which has similar people as his own country. The two characters

  • Heidegger's Interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein

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    Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein By several accounts, Gertrude Stein posed for Pablo Picasso more than 90 times during the winter of 1905-6. Each session was never quite correct, with many botched attempts and frustrations. Ultimately Picasso sent her away, stating "I can't see you any longer when I look," then created a new portrait of her nearly a year later without seeing her again. It was regarded as a curious mask-like visage, not really an accurate representation of Stein at the time. When others

  • Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth as Satirical Commentary on Society

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    Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth creates a subtle, ironic, and superbly crafted picture of the social operation of turn-of-the-century New York. In her harsh expression of community, she succeeds in portraying a world of calculation operating under the pretenses of politeness. The characters become competitors in the highly complex game of social positioning with an amorphous body of socially formed laws. Through her presentation of Lily Barton's ongoing struggles to "recover her footing-each time

  • Family Allegiance in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

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    interpretation or viewing of the picture also affects these thousand words. This analogy pertains to the wide world of literature, in which certain frames can affect our perceptions of women and gender-related roles within families, marriages, and cultures. Edith Wharton had the unique ability to see her New York culture in a different light than her contemporaries. As she reminisces about “Old” New York, Wharton can put her picture (in this case an analogy for her novel, The Age of Innocence) in the frame

  • Edith Hahn Beer

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    Edith Hahn Beer, born in 1914, wrote The Nazi Officer’s Wife, a memoir about her life and struggles for survival during the rein of Adolf Hitler. Edith goes chronologically through her life and tells the truths about the constant fear she lived in. Throughout her entire ordeal, perhaps her biggest fear was that her identity would be revealed and lost at the same time. Yet despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith Hahn created a remarkable collective record of survival: She saved every set of real

  • Paris in the 1920’s – “The Lost Generation”

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    popular among other expatriates. He is the world-famous novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and he sits down next to Ernest Hemingway. The two authors begin a friendship that characterizes the artistic culture of 1920's Paris – an era described by Gertrude Stein as "where the twentieth century was." Finding two artists like Fitzgerald and Hemingway pleasantly chatting together in a random bookstore or café in 1920's Paris was not unusual. Paris swarmed with a number of intellectuals, poets, and artists

  • The Expatriates of the 1920's

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    expatriates flocked to Paris to follow forerunners in the movement such as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Most of the expatriates wished to have an introduction to Gertrude Stein at her apartment. There they would discuss art, literature, and the ideals of America for hours on end. Gertrude Stein characterized the expatriates' view of America when she said, "America is my country, and Paris is my home town". (Stein) This idea, of having a place that you consider your home, but not your homeland, is the basis

  • Gertrude Stein

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    Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein is one of the most celebrated authors and patrons of the arts. She encouraged, influenced and aided many literary and artistic figures through her support, investment and writings. Stein was born on February 3, 1874 into upper middle class surroundings in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. When she was 3 years old the family moved to Vienna and then on to Paris before returning to America in late 1878. Gertrude and her brother Leo became very close although he was two