Marilyn McCord Adams (1943-2017)

Marilyn McCord Adams, a philosopher who held appointments at Rutgers University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Yale University, UCLA, and Oxford (as the first and only woman to be the Regius Professor of Divinity), has died.

Professor Adams was known for her work in philosophy of religion and medieval philosophy. Her books included academic monographs such as Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of GodChrist and Horrors: The Coherence of Christology, and Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham. Adams was also a priest in the Episcopal Church, and authored a book of sermons called Wrestling for Blessing and a book of prayers called Opening to God.

She was married to philosopher R.M. Adams (UNC Chapel Hill).

Here is a brief video of Professor Adams discussing the problem of evil:

There is some more information about her work here.


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