by Sandra Visser, Thomas Williams

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Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams offer a brief, accessible introduction to the life and thought of Saint Anselm (c. 1033-1109). Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury for the last sixteen years of his life, is one of the foremost philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages. His keen and rigorous thinking earned him the title "The Father of Scholasticism," and his influence is discernible in figures as various as Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, the voluntarists of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and the Protestant reformers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195309393
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/19/2008
Series: Great Medieval Thinkers Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sandra Visser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Valparaiso University.
Thomas Williams is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Studies at the University of South Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Anselm's Life and Works 3

Part I The Framework of Anselm's Thought

1 The Reason of Faith 13

2 Thought and Language 27

3 Truth 41

Part II God

4 The Monologion Arguments for the Existence of God 59

5 The Proslogion Argument for the Existence of God 73

6 The Divine Attributes 95

7 Thinking and Speaking about God 111

8 Creation and the Word 123

9 The Trinity 133

Part III The Economy of Redemption

10 Modality 149

11 Freedom 171

12 Morality 193

13 Incarnation and Atonement 213

14 Original Sin, Grace, and Salvation 241

Epilogue 253

Notes 255

References 293

Index 299

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