The 18th Annual Aquinas Lecture
"Thomas Aquinas and the Problem of Human Suffering"
-presented by Eleonore Stump, PhD
March 14, 2008
Eleonore Stump is The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She received a PhD in medieval studies and medieval philosophy from Cornell University in 1975. Prof. Stump is editor-in-chief of the Yale Library of Medieval Philosophy and was section editor for the philosophy of religion for the new Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Among other honors, she is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division. In 2003, she presented the Gifford Lectures in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2004, she received the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching from Baylor University. In 2006, she gave the Wilde lectures at Oxford.
Prof. Stump"s many publications include Reasoned Faith (1993); Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions (1998); the Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (1993); the Cambridge Companion to Augustine (1999); and Aquinas in the series "Arguments of the Philosophers" (2003). Her Gifford lectures, entitled Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering, are forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
The Aquinas Lecture is an annual event in which the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology faculty nominates a scholar to offer a paper in which the teaching and method of St. Thomas Aquinas is applied to issues of contemporary significance. Other Aquinas Lectures