Being Reconfigured presents some of the most brilliant and audacious theses in recent phenomenological research. Challenging so much post-Heideggerian doxa, it argues against contemporary phenomenology s denegation of Being, but suggests, as well, that phenomenology itself can provide a viable and fruitful alternative to this impasse. Specifically, Being Reconfigured delineates the source of phenomenology s refusal of Being, in Husserl; the main strands it demonstrates, in Marion and Levinas; and the fundamental problems its entails in Marion, the necessary retention of a metaphysical subject, and in Levinas, the necessary revival of Kantian dualisms and diremptions. Beyond this critical survey, however, Leask also provides an alternative perspective, through a reassessment of Edith Stein s generous ontology. This reassessment involves: delineating Stein s Patristic and Scholastic sources; amplifying her suggestions, through the work of Michel Henry, Merleau-Ponty and Levinas himself; and demonstrating the contemporary significance of Stein s phenomenology of Being-sustained and Being-safe(ty). By considering Being in these Steinian terms of support, safety and charity, Leask concludes, we might begin to overcome the difficulties described in the book s earlier chapters and to do so by radically reassessing the nature of the Being that we take for granted.