Newsletter Spring 2018

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Dear Prof.ssa Angela Ales Bello,

An array of Stein-related events is blossoming this spring. These occasions and more to come this summer and fall augur an exciting year ahead for Stein scholars.  I also want to remind you that in a little over a year the next IASPES conference takes place in Cologne, Germany, from August 15-17, 2019.      It’s not too early to begin thinking about a presentation you would like to offer.

We are delighted to welcome another new member: George Heffernan, Professor of Philosophy at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts.


Karen Haney, ed., Listening to Edith Stein: Wisdom for a New Century: A Collection of Essays (Washington, DC, ICS publ., Carmelite Studies 12, 2018). Various IASPES members have contributed essays.

Booklet: Beate Beckmann-Zoller, with co-author Hergard Schwarte, In liebevoller Erinnerung an die schöne alte Stadt und das ganze Műnsterland for the Catholics’ Congress in Műnster (Dialog-Verlag, 2018)

Courses and Seminars:

Edith Stein in Contemporary Philosophy Research Group (Lateran University) presents various seminars with Angela Ales Bello and Anna Maria Pezzella:

February 27, 2018: Unity and Multifaceted Human Beings in Edith Stein

March 21, 2018: Intellectual Intuition and Antonio Rosmini and Edith Stein

April 10, 2018: Perspectives on Sexed Bodies: Edith Stein on the Duality of the Sexes

Lecture seminar course on Edith Stein’s Philosophy, “Edith Stein: Between Past and Present”, including speakers Angela Ales Bello, Anna Maria Pezzella, Nicoletta Ghigi, Daniela Verducci, Luisa Avitabile, Joachim Feldes, Francesca Berzzi and others.

Conferences and Conference Talks:

At the Italian Centre for Phenomenological Research on December 16, 2017, Marinella Perroni, Anna Maria Pezzella and Angela Ales Bello spoke on Feminism and Gender Theory: Anthropology and Religion, and at the same Centre on March 3, 2018, Ferrucio Andolfi, Marcella D’Abbiero, Angiola LaPoce and Anna Maria Pezzella spoke on “What is to Have a Soul.”

Beate Beckmann-Zoller is one of the organizers for the Edith-Stein-Gesellschaft Deutschland (ESGD) conference in Cologne, June 1-3, 2018. The conference theme, translated into English, is “Fighter for Women’s Right to Vote and Christ’s Bride: Edith Stein’s Wrestling for Acknowledgement of Women’s Eqaul Rights and Dignity Concerning Society and Church.”

Tony Calcagno alerts us to a conference from July 30-August 3 at Liborie Summer School at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers at Paderborn University in Paderborn, Germany. Tony will give a talk on Self and Subjectivity in Edith Stein and Gerda Walther

Valentina Guadiano, “Stein e Hemmerle in dialogo: percorsi di ontologia trinitaria “(ways of Trinitarian Ontology) in Teresianum 68 (2017)

John Sullivan, “The Science of the Cross by Teresa Benedicta of the Cross” delivered on February 17, 2018 at Edith Stein Project Weekend Conference, Notre Dame University.

I thank Christof Beschart and Beate Beckmann for alerting us to the following three forthcoming conferences. They will speak at all three.

--August 8-10, 2018, in Santiago de Chile. Symposium.

Contact: Juan Franciesco Pinilla ( or

--September 24-26, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary, at Pȧzmȧny Péter Catholic University on Fides et ratio, Phenomenology and Philosophy of Religion (with a focus on Edith Stein as well as ST. John Paul 11)

Contact: Anna Varga-Jani (

--October 19-20, 2018 in Vienna, Austria, Edith Stein Gesellschaft Ősterreich, yearly international conference, focus: Edith Stein’s Pedagogics.

Contact: Fr. Roberto Pirastu (

Other Talks:

Joyce A. Berkman, “Phenomenology and Christian Philosophy: Stein’s Three Turns,” Pontifical Theological Center, University of Wroclaw, May 29, 2018.


As editor of the Faculty journal Teresianum, Christof Betschart reports that many articles since 2014 address Edith Stein’s work and are available online. See:

Visual Media:

A Rose in Winter, screening at Cannes on May 13, 2018: film on life of Edith Stein


Works in Progress:

Jim Walsh reports that he has neared the finish line of his lengthy study of Edith Stein from the perspective of a lawyer.

Yours sincerely,
The Committee


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