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St. Anselm and the Existence of God

St. Anselm, an 11th-century monk, developed a specific ontological argument for the existence of God. He began his argument by defining God as a “being than which none greater can be conceived,” or the greatest possible being. 407 more words

Aquinas: The Ontological Proof

If you’ve done any philosophy in the past, you’ll probably be aware of Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God. It goes something like this: if you imagine the greatest being that could exist, it would have ‘existence’ as one of its qualities – because something that does exist is greater than something that doesn’t. 980 more words

Theology

Why we should sing that "on the cross ... the wrath of God was satisfied"

Not everyone likes Stuart Townend’s hymn “In Christ Alone.” Some people have a particular problem with the lyrics

“On that Cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied.” 794 more words

Doctrine Of God

A Prayer for Love

O blessed Lord,
you have commanded us to love one another,
grant us grace that having received your undeserved blessings,
we may love everyone in you and for you. 159 more words

Christian Prayer

St. Gwinear, St. Phiala & Companions 23 March 2017

St. Gwinear, St. Phiala & Companions, Martyrs-(Fingar, Guigner, Gwinnear)

Died 460. This saint’s “vita” was not written by Anselm, probably a Cornish canon, until about eight centuries after his death. 180 more words

Feasts And Commemorations

Kant’s Critique of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

Ironically the most notable critique of the Ontological Argument for God’s Existence comes from a theist. For Kant the argument represents a categorical error of sorts. 402 more words

God

Kant's Critique of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

Ironically the most notable critique of the Ontological Argument for God’s Existence comes from a theist. For Kant the argument represents a categorical error of sorts. 403 more words

God