Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics Series)
:`For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that unless I believe, I shall not understand.' Does God exist? Can we know anything...
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:`For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that unless I believe, I shall not understand.' Does God exist? Can we know anything about God's nature? Have we any reason to think that the Christian religion is true? What is truth, anyway? Do human beings have freedom of choice? Can they have such freedom in a world created by God? These questions, and others, were ones which Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033-1109) took very seriously. He was utterly convinced of the truth of the Christian religion, but he was also determined to try tomake sense of his Christian faith. Recognizing that the Christian God is incomprehensible, he also believed that Christianity is not simply something to be swallowed with mouth open and eyes shut. For Anselm, the doctrines of Christianity are an invitation to question, to think, and to learn. Anselm is studied today because his rigour of thought and clarity of writing place him among the greatest of theologians and philosophers. This translation provides readers withtheir first opportunity to read all of his most important works within the covers of a single volume. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available thewidest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
GR Evans is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History in the University of Cambridge. She has an international reputation in the fields of medieval intellectual history and modern ecumenical theology, and has published extensively in these fields. Her books include Wyclif: Myth and Reality (Lion), The History of Christian Europe (Lion), The Good, the Bad and the Moral (Lion), Anselm and Talking about God (Oxford), Problems of Authority in the Reformation Debates (Cambridge University Press), and The Anselm Concordance (Kraus, 4 vols.), 1923 pages.
- :includes: Letter To Archbishop Lanfranc; Monologian; Proslogion; Pro Insipiente On Behalf Of The Fool) By Gaunilo Of Marmoutiers; Reply To Gaunilo; On Truth; On Free Will; On The Fall Of The Devil; On The Incarnation Of The Word; Why God Became Man; On The Virgin Conception And Original Sin; On The Procession Of The Holy Spirit; De Concordia (the Compatibility Of God's Foreknowledge, Predestination And Grace With Human Freedom; De Grammatico;philosophical Fragments; Index.