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Stein, Edith (1891–1942)

  1. David S. Oderberg

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1602

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Oderberg, D. S. 2011. Stein, Edith (1891–1942). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Born in Breslau, Germany, the youngest of 11 children of a devout Jewish family, Edith Stein is one of the 20th century's most famous converts from Judaism to Catholicism, known as both a philosopher and a holy Carmelite nun who perished in Auschwitz.


  • Stein, Edith (1891–1942);
  • student of phenomenology;
  • carmelite order;
  • rising anti-Semitism