St. Anselm of Canterbury defense of the faith.

St. Anselm of Canterbury is widely considered one of the greatest of the early Medieval theologians, famous for his tight reasoned arguments in defense of the faith. But, although Anselm is usually read as if he were a philosopher arguing on the basis of reason alone, in his own time, such a pure rationalism was entirely unheard of. Anselm’s practical spirituality is just a vital to his theology as his rigorous logical explanations. What evidence do you find in Anselm’s writing that supports a spiritual and interpretation of his thought? How does theology as faith seeking understanding help us to understand how theology and philosophy, faith and reason, come together as one in his thought?




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