Beyond the Walls of Carmel

Joseph Redfield Palmisano

in Beyond the Walls

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


Beyond the Walls of Carmel

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The question raises as to how Stein enacts empathy in the midst of the Shoah by facing up to, rather than eclipsing, the following controversial memory: Stein is one who accepts the sign of the cross in her life as Sr. Teresa Benedict a Cruce. The book argues that Stein's way of witnessing to the cross, through her own “kenotic” phenomenological considerations in The Science of the Cross (Kreuzeswissenschaft), and her own praxis of going to Auschwitz, enacts an interreligious solidarity with suffering others that is consistent with her hermeneutics from empathy.

Keywords: anti-sacrifice; Auschwitz; crucified mindfulness; James Alison; kenosis; Louis-Marie Chauvet; Marc Chagall; martyrdom; The Science of the Cross; white crucifixion

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Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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