Eleonore Stump of the Saint Louis
University faculty will present the address "Scholarship and
Commitment" on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at Hope College
in the Maas Center auditorium as the annual Pew Faith and
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Since 1992, Stump has been the Robert Henle
Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University.
Previously she taught at Cornell University and Virginia
Stump earned advanced degrees from Harvard and
Cornell universities, and has held a number of prestigious
fellowships, including the Danforth, Mellon, National
Endowment for the Humanities, Lilly and Pew.
She has published 14 books on medieval philosophy
and other topics, as well as 86 articles in scholarly
journals and collections of essays. She is currently at
work on a book project titled "The Knowledge of Suffering:
Narrative and the Problem of Evil."
Her service to the profession includes past
presidencies of the Society of Christian Philosophers and
the American Catholic Philosophical Society, the executive
committees of seven scholarly journals and the editorship of
the Yale Library of Medieval Philosophy.
The Pew Faith and Learning Lecture is being
sponsored by the Hope College Pew Society. Established in
1997, the society exists to encourage Hope students to
pursue careers in college and university teaching as
Christian service. Hope's program is part of a larger
national effort, the Pew Younger Scholars Program, which
supports students personally and financially as they
undertake graduate education and introduces them to senior
Christian scholars through workshops and conferences.