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St. Anselm: Basic Writings Chapter Summary & Analysis - Monologium, Chapters LXIV - LXXIX Summary

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Monologium, Chapters LXIV - LXXIX Summary and Analysis

Chapters sixty-four through seventy-nine take a new direction. Anselm has argued that God exists, has all the properties traditionally attributed to Him and is a Trinity. He described the relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in detail. Now he turns to argue that one should believe these facts. Anselm argues that, despite the fact that we cannot truly understand the nature of the Trinity, we should believe in it. He explains how we can reach the truth about a matter when discussing an ineffable subject. The best we can do is understand how there is no contradiction between any two statements about the Trinity; thus, we can understand how it is not false. But we cannot do more.

The rational mind is the closest method of approaching God and is the "mirror and...

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