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The problem of suffering

Summary

Professor Eleonore Stump discusses the nature of suffering and how we should respond to it.

Summary

Professor Eleonore Stump discusses the nature of suffering and how we should respond to it.

Eleonore Stump is The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. She received 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 going to Saint Louis University in 1992. She has acted as author or editor of fifteen books and anthologies and of more than ninety articles dealing with her research interests—medieval philosophy, the philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

In this interview we talk with her about the problem of suffering for those who believe in an all-powerful, good God. We also address the question of the violence of the Old Testament.