Thanks to the generosity of Lay Carmelite Mr. Charles Bush O.C.D.S. The Transposition of Edith Stein: Her Contributions to Philosophy, Feminism, and The Theology of the Body is being placed in libraries connected with the Carmelite Order around the world. Collegio Sant' Anselmo is actually the International Benedictine University in Rome, Italy. However, Charles Bush O.C.D.S. has a special connection to it as, in the name of his brother Carl Thomas Bush, he sponsors a faculty endowment there in honor of Saint Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, O.C.D. (Edith Stein).
Charles Bush O.C.D.S. became aware of Professor Wilhelmsson's book "The Transposition of Edith Stein" through a full page welcome of Pope Francis Chaos to Order Publishing placed in a special issue of "Inside the Vatican" magazine. Since then he has become a great supporter of the book and recently purchased several inscribed copies that will be placed in libraries connected to the Carmelite Order around the world.
As "The Transposition of Edith Stein" deals primarily with the Carmelite Saint's life before her conversion to the Catholic Faith in 1922, Professor Wilhelmsson sees great significance in it becoming more and more embraced by Religious Orders like the Benedictines and the Carmelites.
"One of my great wishes is that the book might become
a standard work for anyone wishing to understand the
life and work of Edith Stein. Thus the fact that her own
religious community of the Carmelites has shown such
interest in the book is very gratifying. Yet the book in
fact could not have been written without the great help
of The Institute of Carmelite Studies in Washington DC."
Professor Wilhelmsson went on to explain why he thinks his book is important for anyone wishing to do Edith Stein Studies.
"A central theme of the book is that one cannot fully
understand Edith Stein's later contributions to feminist
thought and theology without first understanding her early
work on empathy. As the book was originally a master's
thesis focused only on her early work on empathy I think
it respects her philosophy and shows its connection to
her later works better than anything else in the field."
With the book's recent exhibition at St. Stephan Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, its presence now in Rome, Italy, and strong sales in the United Kingdom "The Transposition of Edith Stein" seems to be finding quick acceptance in European intellectual circles.