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Introduction: Anselm's Life and Works

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

in Anselm

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents an outline of Anselm's life and career, emphasizing those aspects of his history that are helpful for interpreting Anselm's works. Anselm was born in 1033 in Aosta, a Burgundian ... More


The Reason of Faith

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

in Anselm

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Anselm's approach to what he calls “the reason of faith”. He regards the doctrines of the Christian faith as intrinsically rational because they concern the nature and activity ... More


The Monologion Arguments for the Existence of God

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

in Anselm

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Anselm's arguments in the Monologion for the existence of God, showing how those arguments fail because Anselm illicitly takes for granted the metaphysically peculiar nature of ... More


The Divine Attributes

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

in Anselm

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Anselm's account of the divine attributes in the Monologion and Proslogion. His arguments in those works reveal a being that is far removed from the objects of ordinary ... More


Creation and the Word

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

in Anselm

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Anselm's development of a claim that God created all things other than himself from nothing. Anselm speaks of this act of creation as involving an “utterance” (locutio) or Word ... More


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