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Eleonore Stump

Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University

Dr. Eleonore Stump is The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. She received a B.A. in classical languages from Grinnell College in 1969, a master’s degree from Harvard University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in medieval studies and medieval philosophy from Cornell University in 1975. She taught at Oberlin College, Virginia Tech and the University of Notre Dame before coming to Saint Louis University in 1992.

Dr. 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. She has held grants from the American Association of University Women, the Mellon Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame and the National Humanities Center. Among her other honors, she is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers and of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and presented the 2003 Gifford Lectures in Aberdeen, Scotland. She also received the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching from Baylor University in 2004. She was Vice-President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association in 2004–2005 and President in the next year. She was named the Wilde lecturer for the 2005–2006 academic year.

Dr. Stump has acted as author or editor of seventeen books and anthologies. Her publications include Boethius’s De topicis differentiis (1978, reprinted 1989), Boethius’s In Ceceronis Topica (1988), Dialectic and Its Place in the Development of Medieval Logic (1989), the Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (1993), Reasoned Faith (1993), Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions (1998), the Cambridge Companion to Augustine (1999) and Aquinas in the Arguments of the Philosophers series (2003). She also is the author of more than ninety articles dealing with her research interests—medieval philosophy, the philosophy of religion and metaphysics. Her Gifford Lectures, entitled ‘Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering’, were released by Oxford University Press in 2010. Since then, she has written The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers (2016) and Atonement (2018).

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