First of all, really nice to meet you.
You are right in saying that Edith was not a compartmentalized
thinker, and that her life was consistent in terms of what she
thought/ taught and how she lived.
We in IASPES noticed that people found it easier to relate to her
religious writings and merely wished to establish a society to help
and encourage people to engage with her philosophical writings. We
know that her writings are very dense and so one of the aims of the
society is to perhaps in the future provide study-guides to help
people come to know her philosophy as much as Stein's other writings.
I guess that when forming an association we wanted to work on that
section in particular otherwise if we were to to promote all aspects
of Stein's thinking we'd be overcome and there are many societies that
place Stein's religious writings at the centre but few that
concentrate on her philosophy. So that was just the reason for that,
but most of the philosophers that are interested in her philosophical
work also read the other works - theological, spiritual etc. and would
be interested in her life/ personhood certainly interdisciplinary
philosophical-theological papers would also be of interest to IASPES.
One can certainly as you outline see Edith's search for 'truth' in her
writings from the early (when she was an atheist) to the late ... it
is really amazing to see how she lived her philosophy/ theology and
thus for Catholics she is rightly deemed to be a 'Saint' - in Stein's
philosophy a 'Saint' could be viewed as 'the' person (open to the
world of values) that had all the values in the right order.