Edith Stein and Women and Joy


“Of the threefold attitude towards the world–to know it, to enjoy it, to form it creatively–it is the second which concerns her [woman] most directly: she seems more capable than man of feeling a more reverent joy in creatures; moreover, such joy requires a particular kind of perception of the good, different from rational perception in being an inherent spiritual function and a singularly feminine one.”

– Edith Stein, The Separate Vocations of Man and Woman According to Nature and Grace


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