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Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – July 15, 2008
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"An excellent edition that will offer students an easy entrance to the fascinating field of Medieval Theology."--L. Russ Bush, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Perhaps a plus in the volume is the fact that two excellent scholars, G.R. Evans and Brian Davies, OP, co-edited the compilation of these works into the volume published by Oxford University Press. G.R. Evans lectures and researches at Oxford University, and is well known for work in Medieval Christian philosophy and theology. Brian Davies earned his Ph.D. from King's College in London, and is a reputable expert on Medieval philosophy; he works at Fordham University in New York.Read more ›
This notion lies behind hundreds of evangelical and fundamentalist sermons which you can hear in churches throughout this country every Sunday. It also is partly responsible for the notion of God a lot of nonreligious people reject--a cosmic tyrant who demands perfect obedience and threatens us with punishment if we don't comply.
Yet Anselm actually _never_ taught that Jesus was "punished" on our behalf. On the contrary, the debt was paid precisely so that no punishment would be necessary. Jesus' death on the cross was not a sadistic punishment exacted by an angry God, but was the culmination of his absolute obedience to God's will. It was that obedience, completed in his sacrificial death, that paid "the debt we could not owe."
For Anselm, and for Christians generally, honoring God is the highest and most joyful thing we can do.Read more ›
On First Philosophy:
"Supreme truth does not admit at all of the big and the small, the long and the short, which belong to spatial and temporal distension." From that which "time and space stipulate, I do not doubt that the supreme substance is exempt." (Mono. 22)
". . . the supreme spirit . . . is not like anything. It is the original." (M.Read more ›
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Oxford U.P. has done a service by assembling all these texts in one volume. There is a catch, however. Read morePublished 5 months ago by HH
I bought this to read St. Anselm's treatise "Cur Deus Homo" (Why God Became Man) on the recommendation of Fr. Lucas, of the St. John Society. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Anselm is good, but this translation is not as good as some others.Published 18 months ago by R. Zartman
An excellent translation and presentation of one of the most influential but oft-forgotten minds in medieval philosophy and theology. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dominick Miller