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St. Anselm: Basic Writings Chapter Summary & Analysis - Cur Deus Homo, Book II, Chapters I - XXII Summary

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Cur Deus Homo, Book II, Chapters I - XXII Summary and Analysis

Book I set up the problem that atonement is needed to solve: man is alienated from God by his sin and has incurred a debt to God that he cannot possibly pay. But atonement is possible through God's mercy. Chapters one, two and three explain that man was initially made holy so that he could enjoy God and that he would never had died unless he sinned, for it would be inappropriate for something to perish had it no defeat. Men, when they are resurrected, will have the same bodies they had in this world.

Chapters four and five argue that God must complete His original plan to bring about man's enjoyment of Him and that while His goodness compels Him to do this, He still does it freely...

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