Bethel to host Annual Philosophy Lectures

Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., will be the speaker for the “Lectures in Philosophy” series at Bethel College. The first of the lectures will be on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Miller/Moore Academic Center, room 342 and the second lecture will take place during chapel on Friday, Oct. 22, from 10 to 10:50 a.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The first of the lectures is titled “Modes of Knowing: Autism, Fiction and Second-Person Perspectives. The second is titled “Job and the Problem of Evil.”

Stump is The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She received a Ph.D. in medieval studies and medieval philosophy from Cornell University in 1975. Among other honors, she is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division.

For more information contact James Stump, Ph.D., at or 574.807.7125. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Interpretation for the d/Deaf community is available upon request in advance.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.