Edith Stein <i>Prayer and Interiority</i>

Terrence C. Wright

in The Phenomenology of Prayer

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224951
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235797 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Edith Stein Prayer and Interiority

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This chapter examines the role of prayer in the thought of German philosopher Edith Stein, who focuses more on personal than corporate prayer. It reveals that with the use of Teresa of Avila's imagery of the interior castle, Stein sees prayer as both helping people come to a knowledge of themselves and developing themselves. Stein considers prayer as the response to a call from God that enables people to be who they are and to be in touch with God.

Keywords: Edith Stein; prayer; Teresa of Avila; God; religion

Chapter.  3089 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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