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Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher
and Carmelite

By Teresia Renata Posselt, O.C.D.
Edited by Susanne M. Batzdorff, Josephine Koeppel and John Sullivan

The author was the Novice Director, then Mother Prioress of the Cologne Carmel of Edith Stein. Out of print for a half century, the original text is here, re-edited, enhanced, updated an corrected.  Book includes 9 photos.

400 pages, paper, $15.95


Collected Works of Edith Stein, V.1:
Life in a Jewish Family

By Edith Stein, translated by Josephine Koeppel, OCD. Edith Stein's autobiography, with map and 11 pages of photos.

Her autobiography as a child and young adult.  The text breaks abruptly due to her arrest by the Gestapo.

548 pages, paper, $17.95


Collected Works of Edith Stein, V.2:
Essays on Woman

Translated by Freda M. Oben PH.D. Second edition, revised

A selection of eight papers on the theme of woman.

290 pages, paper, $13.95


Collected Works of Edith Stein, V.3:
On The Problem of Empathy

Translated by Waltraut Stein, Ph.D. Third edition, revised

Edith Stein's doctoral dissertation.

135 pages, paper, $13.95


Collected Works of Edith Stein, V.4:
The Hiddden Life

Translated by Waltraut Stein, Ph.D.

A collection of her shorter spiritual writings on prayer, liturgy, and the spirit of Carmel.  Also treats of the meaning of the cross, christian vocation, and other topics.

156 pages, paper, $9.95


Collected Works of Edith Stein, V.5:
Self-Portrait in Letters 1916-1942

Translated by Josephine Koeppel, OCD

Contains 341 of her letters beginning in 1916 up until 1942, four days before she was executed.  Lists recipients and all persons mentioned.

357 pages, paper, $17.95

Potency and Act

Translated by Walter Redmond 

Potency and Act is the second of three works in which Edith Stein said she endeavored to fulfill her “proper mission’ in philosophy, her “life’s task”: relating the phenomenology of her teacher Edmund Husserl and the scholasticism of St. Thomas Aquinas, she wished to fuse them into her own philosophical system.

584 pages, paper, $19.95

Knowledge and Faith

By Edith Stein, translated by Walter Redmond.

Notes and anthology of Stein's efforts to integrate her Christian faith with her phenomenological training.  Compares Husserl with Thomas Aquinas.

176 pages, paper, $15.95

Finite and Eternal Being

Edited by Dr. L. Gelber and Romaeus Leuven, O.C.D.
Translated by Kurt F. Reinhardt.

This volume bears the imprint of the extraordinary intellectual and spiritual journey of its author.  After a profound conversion, she became a prominent German Catholic laywoman, teaching, writing, and promoting women's rights.  This is her master work, the culmination of her lifelong search for truth.

664 pages, paper, $19.95

Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities

Edited by Marianne Sawicki. Translated by Mary Catherine Baseheart and Marianne Sawicki.

In this volume, her most profound and carefully argued phenomenology of human creativity, Edith Stein demonstrates that shysical events and physiological processes do not entirely determine behavior.

350 pages, paper, $13.95

The Science of the Cross

Translated by Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.

Contains her study of the writings of St. John of the Cross especially the Ascent and the Dark Night leading to unitive prayer in The Living Flame of Love.

408 pages, paper, $14.95

Edith Stein: Her Life in Photos and Documents

By Sr. Maria Amata Neyer, OCD, translated by Waltraut Stein, Ph.D.

This book contains over 100 photos and documents from her early childhood until her death at Auschwitz. 

84 pages, paper, $13.95

Edith Stein: An Investigation 
Concerning the State

Translated by Marianne Sawicki

Any state exists only for the benefit of human beings.  This basic tenet of Edith Stein's political thought rests on her conviction that humanity is fundamentally one community, precious beyond measure.  Differences of race, culture, and language offer us means to grasp the values of life uniquely so that we may share them universally, reaching across all such social boundaries.

228 pages, paper, $13.95



The following book is available through

Saint Edith Stein: A Spiritual Portrait

by Dianne Marie Traflet, published by Pauline Books and Media Paperback



Three Women in Dark Times: Edith Stein, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil

by Sylvie Courtine-Denamy, published by Cornell University Press





The following book is available from

Edith Stein: A Biography

by Waltraud Herbstrith, Bernard  Bonowitz (Translator)



The following book is available at

Edith Stein and Companions
On the Way to Auschwitz

by Fr. P.W.F.M. Hamans

available in paperback, downloadable audio file or electronic book download