Eleonore Stump

  • Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. 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.

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    Why does God allow suffering and evil?
     
    Medicine can be a helpful analogy in our search for the purpose of suffering. While chemotherapy is a horrible thing to suffer through, there is a redemptive purpose behind it. In the end it brings us to a greater state of health and wholeness. “Our God is a consuming fire of love, and he will do anything – including suffering crucifixion himself – to get us home,” says Dr. Eleonore Stump, Philosopher, Author and Professor at Saint Louis University.
     
    Creation vs. Evolution
     
    “If you’re an orthodox Christian […] scripture is true… [and] all truth is God’s,” says Dr. Eleonore Stump, Philosopher, Author and Professor at Saint Louis University. What do we do when it seems like scientific truth and biblical truth are incompatible? “You could say, ‘I’m not an expert in either the science in question or the biblical interpretation in question.’” We need to learn to […] stop hating and attacking people that disagree with us, because they’re seeking truth just like we are.
     
    Can God reach the mentally disabled?
     
    “God can make contact with them too,” says Dr. Eleonore Stump, Philosopher, Author and Professor at Saint Louis University. If we are capable of having relationship with babies, who have no language and very limited knowledge and cognitive ability, God is certainly able to have relationship with the mentally disabled. “In one way or another, they’re very capable of relationship with God.”
     

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