Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Open Theology

Editor-in-Chief: Taliaferro, Charles


Covered by:
Elsevier - SCOPUS
Clarivate Analytics - Emerging Sources Citation Index
ERIH PLUS

CiteScore 2018: 0.37

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.275
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.975

Open Access
Online
ISSN
2300-6579
See all formats and pricing
More options …

Dual Anthropology as the Imago Dei in Edith Stein

Angela Ales Bello
Published Online: 2019-06-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2019-0007

Abstract

This essay consists of two parts. The first part deals with the birth of a dual anthropology in Edith Stein’s thought, whereas the second part treats the teleological origin of this duality. In order to explain how she elaborated her dual anthropology two themes become intertwined in my investigation: the question of the feminine in western culture and the teleological question of the human being as an image of God. In my discussion of the first theme, I examine both the historical development of the feminist movement, maintaining that the birth of the feminist movement in the West has its roots in Christianity, as well as the theoretical reflection of Edith Stein on a dual anthropology, which becomes ultimately linked to a theological framework and, hence, to the idea of “image.” Here, we have to ask: What is the meaning of “image”? In what sense is the human being an image of God? Following the foregoing claim, I argue that Stein’s dual anthropology is very helpful in our time to clarify some questions that arise in connection with “gender theory”.

Keywords: phenomenology of religion; dual anthropology; dual theology; feminism; gender theory; Edith Stein

References

  • Ales Bello, Angela. Il senso del sacro. Dall’arcaicità alla descralizzazione. Rome: Castelvecchi, 2014.Google Scholar

  • Ales Bello, Angela. Tutta colpa di Eva. Antropologia e religione dal femminismo alla gender theory. Rome: Castelvecchi, 2017.Google Scholar

  • Ales Bello, Angela. The Divine in Husserl and Other Explorations, tr. Antonio Calcagno. Analecta Husserliana, vol. 98. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009.Google Scholar

  • Balsamo, Antonio. “Genetica e sviluppo della sessualità”. In Natura e cultura nella questione di genere, Fiorenzo Facchini ed., Bologna: EDB, 2015, 67-83.Google Scholar

  • Bǿrresen, Kari Elisabeth. Natura e ruolo della donna in Agostino e Tommaso. Assisi: Cittadella, 1979.Google Scholar

  • Butler, Judith. Undoing Gender. New York: Routledge, 2004.Google Scholar

  • Cirotto, Carlo. “Identità di genere. Considerazioni di un biologo”. In Natura e cultura nella questione di genere, Fiorenzo Facchini ed., Bologna: EDB, 2015, 49-65.Google Scholar

  • Cavana, Paolo. “Questione del “genere”, diritti del minore e procreatività”. In Natura e cultura nella questione del genere, Fiorenzo Facchini (ed.), Bologna: EDB, 2015, 105-125.Google Scholar

  • Godineau, Dominique. “Sulle due sponde dell’Atlantico”. In Storia delle donne in Occidente. L’Ottocento, eds. Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot. Roma-Bari: Laterza, 1991.Google Scholar

  • Husserl, Edmund. Phantasie, Bildbewusstsein, Erinnerung 18981925, ed. E. Marbach. Husserliana, vol. 23. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1980.Google Scholar

  • Palazzani, Laura. “I disturbi della differenza sessuale e l’intersessualità: una questione gender tra teoria e prassi”. In Desideri, figli, gender. Borghesi Massimo, Palazzani Laura, Pessina Adriano, eds. “ Studium”. Maggio-giugno 2016, Rome.Google Scholar

  • Schulte von Kessel, Eljsia. “Vergini e madri fra cielo e terra”. In Storia delle donne dal Rinascimento all’Età Moderna, ed. Natalie Zemon and Arlette Farge. Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1991.Google Scholar

  • Stein, Edith. Essays on Woman, tr. Freda Mary Oben. Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 1996.Google Scholar

  • Stein, Edith, Bildung und Entfaltung der Individualität: Beiträge zur Pädagogik, ed. Beate Beckmann-Zöller, in Edith Stein Gesamtausgabe, vol. 26. Freiburg: Herder, 2001.Google Scholar

  • Stein, Edith. Formazione e sviluppo dell’individualità, tr. A. M. Pezzella. Rome: Città Nuova, 2017.Google Scholar

  • Stein, Edith. Potenz und Akt: Studien zu einer Philosophie des Seins. In Edith Stein Gesamtausgabe, vol. 10. Dordrecht: Herder, 2005.Google Scholar

  • Stein, Edith. Potency and Act, tr. Walter Redmond. Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 2009.Google Scholar

  • All biblical quotations come from The Bible, Revised Standard Version; https://www.biblestudytools.com/rsv/john/4.html

About the article

Received: 2019-02-18

Accepted: 2019-04-08

Published Online: 2019-06-03


Citation Information: Open Theology, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 95–106, ISSN (Online) 2300-6579, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2019-0007.

Export Citation

© 2019 Angela Ales Bello, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License. BY 4.0

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in