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DATE: February 6, 2013 5:55:03 AM PST
WWU to Host Eleonore Stump with the Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy and Religion Feb. 19 and 21

Contact: Professor Dan Howard-Snyder, Western Washington University Department of Philosophy, (360) 650-7767 or dan.howard-snyder@wwu.edu, or at info@blpr.org.

BELLINGHAM – Eleonore Stump will present two lectures as part of the Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy and Religion (BLPR) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Performing Arts Center on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentations are free, open to the public and will be streamed live through the BLPR website at www.blpr.org.

In the first lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 19, Stump will present “The story of Mary and Bethany: Heartbrokenness and the Problem of Suffering.” In the second lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21, she will present “The Problem of Suffering: A Thomistic Approach to Theodicy.”

Stump is a past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including “Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering.” In 2012, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The BLPR are designed to facilitate informed, articulate thinking and civil conversation regarding big questions present in philosophy, religion and science. The lecture series is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

For more information on the lectures, contact Dan Howard-Snyder at (360) 650-7767 or dan.howard-snyder@wwu.edu. For more information on the BLPR, visit the BLPR website at http://www.blpr.org/.

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