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Edith Stein Lecture Upcoming

Thomism and phenomenology to be highlighted

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009

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[Update: Please note that the venue has been changed to Pugliese Auditorium in Ss. Cosmas and Damian Hall. All other details remain as below.]

A renowned expert on Edith Stein, the Jewish-born nun who died in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and was canonized Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross in 1998, will speak at Franciscan University of Steubenville on Friday, April 3. [update: The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.]

Dr. Kenneth Schmitz, will speak on "The Thomism and Phenomenology of Edith Stein," in the Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center. Dr. Schmitz is professor emeritus of philosophy and fellow at Trinity College, University of Toronto, and is a professor of philosophy at the John Paul II Institute and The Catholic University of America. Throughout his long career he has made significant contributions to the understanding of the thought of Edith Stein as well as St. Thomas Aquinas, John Paul II, and others. A reception will immediately follow his lecture, which is sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

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