Philosopher to Speak on Suffering, Biblical Story of Job During Public Lecture

Dr. Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, will speak at Palm Beach Atlantic University on Oct. 5. PBA is a private, Christ-centered college in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Palm Beach Atlantic University hosts its annual President’s Distinguished Scholar Lecture in October with Dr. Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992.

Stump’s lecture titled “The Story of Job: Suffering and Second-person Accounts” is free and open="open" to the public Monday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.

She has published extensively in philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Her books include her major study Aquinas (Routledge, 2003) and her extensive treatment of the problem of evil, Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (Oxford, 2010). She has given the Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen, 2003), the Wilde lectures (Oxford, 2006) and the Stewart lectures (Princeton, 2009). She is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division; and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to her public lecture, Stump will speak at chapel and to student and faculty groups at Palm Beach Atlantic.