St. Anselm: Basic Writings - Study Guide Monologium, Chapters VII - XXVIII Summary & Analysis

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Anselm turns to describing and deriving God's other properties, now that He has derived God's existence. He will first turn to God's nature as a creator, then to other properties.

In chapter seven, Anselm argues that all beings other than God derive their nature from God and exist through Him. Anselm explains in the following chapter that God must create from nothing. Anselm realizes that creation from nothing is a puzzling idea and argues that the concept of nothingness can be understood in multiple senses; he settles on a third sense. Chapter nine follows this by arguing that everything God created existed in one sense already because they were ideas in the mind of God. And in chapter ten, Anselm points out that these thoughts are true expressions of what are created, just as the idea an...

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