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The Bergzabern circle
toward a more comprehensive view of Edith Stein
Justifiably, writings about Edith Stein usually focus on a single aspect of her work or her relationship to a particular place. Yet, these approaches will always have their limitations in that they fail to sufficiently account for wider contexts. This applies most especially to Stein's life-long focus on the communities in which she lived and for which she felt responsible, like the Bergzabern Circle. She was a member of the Circle along with Theodor Conrad, Hedwig Conrad-Martius, Jean Hering, Hans Lipps, Alexandre Koyré and Alfred von Sybel. This article demonstrates how her own thinking and work benefit substantially from the exchange of ideas in the Circle: Many of Stein's ideas cannot be correctly interpreted without reference to the Circle.
Calcagno Antonio (2016) Edith Stein: women, social- political philosophy, theology, metaphysics and public history: New approaches and applications. Dordrecht, Springer.
Feldes Joachim (2016) „The Bergzabern circle: toward a more comprehensive view of Edith Stein“, In: A. Calcagno (ed.), Edith Stein: women, social- political philosophy, theology, metaphysics and public history, Dordrecht, Springer, 239–252.