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By Sandra Visser,Thomas Williams

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams supply a short, obtainable advent to the existence and considered Saint Anselm (c. 1033-1109). Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury for the final 16 years of his existence, is likely one of the most well known philosopher-theologians of the center a while. His prepared and rigorous pondering earned him the identify "The Father of Scholasticism," and his impact is discernible in figures as a variety of as Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, the voluntarists of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and the Protestant reformers.
In half I of this ebook, Visser and Williams lay out the framework of Anselm's suggestion: his method of what he calls "the cause of faith," his account of notion and language, and his conception of fact. half II specializes in Anselm's account of God and the divine attributes, and it exhibits how Anselm applies his idea of language and proposal to strengthen a theological semantics that instantaneously respects divine transcendence and enables the opportunity of divine rational wisdom. partially III, Visser and Williams flip from the heavenly to the animal. They elucidate Anselm's idea of modality and his knowing of unfastened selection, an idea that used to be, for Anselm, embedded in his notion of justice. The e-book concludes with a dialogue of Incarnation, Atonement, and unique sin, because the authors learn Anselm's argument that the demise of a God-man is the one attainable treatment for human injustice.

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