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St. Anselm: Basic Writings Characters & Character Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of St. Anselm.
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St. Anselm of Canterbury

St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033 - 1109) is one of the most important philosophers of the medieval period, third only to St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. He produced many of the most important arguments in the history natural theology, the branch of theology that attempts to establish religious truths the reason alone. Anselm: Basic Writings contains Anselm's most famous works in natural theology - The Prologium, Monologium and Cur Deus Homo. Anselm believes that while faith should be the ultimate source of Christian belief, that faith can seek understanding and look for reasons that justify it. And Anselm believes that unaided reason is extremely powerful. Not only can it establish the existence of God in multiple ways, some arguments so easy that only a "fool" could doubt them, but it can also establish all of God's properties, the relations between those properties, God's Trinitarian Nature...

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