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2012 Aquinas Lecture

 

Eleonore Stump, 2012 Aquinas LectureThe UD Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the 30th annual Aquinas Lecture. This year's Aquinas Medalist is Eleonore Stump. She is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. Professor Stump is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division.

Professor Stump has published extensively in medieval philosophy, philosophical theology, and metaphysics. Among her books are Boethius's De topicis differentiis (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1978); (with Norman Kretzmann) The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993); (with Scott MacDonald) Aquinas's Moral Theory: Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1999); Aquinas (London and New York: Routledge, 2003); and Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Professor Stump describes her lecture as follows: "In this paper, I will look carefully at the Anselmian kind of interpretation of the doctrine of the atonement in light of the doctrine that God is perfectly loving. For this purpose, I will simply avail myself of Aquinas's account of the nature of love. It is the best account I know. I will argue that the Thomistic account of love rules out the Anselmian interpretation of the atonement."

Thursday, February 2, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Lynch Auditorium
Reception to follow in Gorman Faculty Lounge

Professor Stump will also give a seminar, where she will discuss Aquinas on the nature of God's simplicity.

Friday, February 3, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Gorman Faculty Lounge

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the UD Philosophy Department by phone at 972-721-5161 or by email at phildept@udallas.edu.

 

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