Baylor Honors College Welcomes Philosophy Professor Dr. Eleonore Stump for Lecture

Feb. 23, 2011

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Dr. Eleonore Stump, Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., will present a lecture, "Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering," at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor University campus.

The event, hosted by the Baylor Honors College and the Baylor philosophy department, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in Memorial Drawing Room of Memorial Residence Hall (Honors Residential College).

Before obtaining her doctoral degree in medieval studies and medieval philosophy from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1975, Stump received her bachelor's degree from Grinnell College in Grinell, Iowa, and master's degrees from both Cornell and Harvard University.

Stump, who has taught at Saint Louis University since 1992, 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.

In 2004, she received the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching from Baylor. She also is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division.

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by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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