A Finite and Eternal Being

Joseph Redfield Palmisano

in Beyond the Walls

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199925025
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980451 | DOI:


A Finite and Eternal Being

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Against the horizon of her theory on empathy, the text continues with a methodology of “walking” with Stein through her life's narrative of conversion and entrance into Carmel. The chapter examines how a desire for religious transcendence progressively deepens in and through her conversion, manifesting itself in a wider concern-for-others: reflections on the contemporary role of women in the Church and society; and her letter to Pope Pius XI on behalf of the Jews (1933), as comparatively read through Heschel's Versuch einer Deutung, bears out this thesis. Furthermore, the chapter considers how Stein's Thomistic metaphysical reflections, Finite and Eternal Being, in concert with Heschel's insights on depth theology, is a prophetic text-qua-hermeneutic for examining the “lights” and “shadows” of the draft encyclical Humani Generis Unitas.

Keywords: depth theology; feminism; Finite And Eternal Being; Göttingen; Humani Generis Unitas; The Interior Castle; Letter to Pope Pius XI

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Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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