2012 Aquinas Lecture
The 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.