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Anselm and the Arguments of Proslogion II and III

Did Anselm have two arguments rather than just one? In a reading of Proslogion II and III we see two different lines of reasoning, where the latter is repeated in his… 355 more words

The Wisdom of the Ages Updated

Recently I posted on Twitter what I called “The Wisdom of the Ages updated for the 21st Century,” for Friday Phrases (#FP). These are philosophical quotations that I slightly altered to reflect contemporary thinking and culture. 840 more words

Anselm of Canterbury: An 11th Century “Sinner’s Prayer”

There is an exhortation of Anselm (1033-1109) to a dying brother, written in the most comforting words: “When a brother seems to be in his death struggle, it is godly and advisable to exercise him through a prelate or other priest with written questions and exhortations.

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Midweek Medieval Blog: Anselm of Canterbury and Understanding Your Faith

  

In continuing our Medieval Blog series (see posts on Hildegard of Bingen and St. Bonaventure), I wanted to post about Anselm of Canterbury. He is an intriguing figure from the Medieval Church largely because of his role in the development of scholasticism (Tony Lane,  471 more words