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Atonement – Week 2

The next two atonement theories we will consider developed – or at least were fully articulated – later in church history. In the 11th century Anselm meditated on the atonement. 556 more words


What Did Christ Save Us From?

As Christians we believe Christ died for our sins, but what does this mean? For centuries, what is called the doctrine of Atonement, or the idea that Christ died in our place, remained largely undeveloped in the Church. 388 more words

Captain American and Fighting the Real Fight

I took my son to see Captain America: Civil War on opening weekend. If you haven’t seen it, I will warn you ahead of time about the post. 1,335 more words

What We Are Reading

The Ontological Argument

Made famous by Descartes and St Anselm the argument seeks to prove the existence of God a pirori – that is with out the need to experience God and demonstrate his existence only be the virtue that one can conceive of God. 691 more words


Celebrating Cur Deus Homo – Part III: Anselm's Trinitarian foundation

   As well as Chalcedonion Christology (cf. Part II), the Trinity plays a central role in Anselm’s exposition of the Atonement. In fact without the Trinity Anselm’s understanding of the Atonement will be rendered invalid. 866 more words

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Anselm

Can faith and reason be compatible? Does reason support the truth claims of Christianity? Many people today believe in a false dichotomy that forces faith and reason into separate categories—but thinkers like St. 702 more words

Life Of The Mind

J. Steve Lee reblogged this on Is Christianity True? and commented:

Another great Christian Thinkers 101 post by Kenneth Samples

Shine Cycle Character Profile: Anselm

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Anselm – Knight and… 434 more words

Shine Cycle