Visser, Sandra; Williams, Thomas Anselm

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Anselm

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Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams offer a brief, accessible introduction to the life and thought of St. Anselm (c. 1033-1109). Anselm, who was Archbishop of Canterbury for the last 16 years of his life, is unquestionably one of the foremost philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages. Indeed he may have been the greatest Christian thinker in the 800 years between Augustine and Aquinas. His keen and rigorous thinking earned him the title 'The Father of Scholasticism.' The influence of his contributions to ethics and philosophical theology is clearly discernible in figures as various as Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, the voluntarists of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and the Protestant Reformers. The prevalence of self-identified Anselmians - and anti-Anselmians - in contemporary philosophy of religion attests to the enduring importance of his approach to the divine nature. Visser and Williams's book falls into two main parts. The first will elucidate Anselm's metaphysics, concluding with an examination of Anselm's account of truth, which serves as a capstone for his metaphysical system. The second part focuses on Anselm's theory of knowledge. Topics considered include Anselm's general account of cognition and his odd but compelling theory of language-acquisition and the role it plays in discourse about the divine. The third section of the book is devoted to the moral life. Anselm's account of the foundations of ethics is philosophically of great interest, the authors show, because it effectively combines insights that contemporary philosophers have thought to be antithetical. In the fourth and last section, they turn to Anselm's philosophical explorations of Christian doctrine, including Redemption, the Trinity, and the Incarnation. They show how Anselm puts his metaphysical system to work in establishing the coherence of Christian doctrine and explain how his philosophical theology rests on his theory of knowledge.

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The authors' work is always careful. Their reconstruction of arguments is meticulous ... This sort of attention to contemporary philosophical terminology allows Anselm to perform a great service both to those contemporary thinkers who are not well versed in the intricacies of the history of philosophy and who want to come to know early-medieval thought and to those contemporary thinkers who are not au courant with respect to the language and issues of contemporary philosophical debates and want to engage in them. ( Siobhan Nash-Marshall, Speculum)

a refreshing book, written to be accessible and readable .. it will stimulate and engage those familiar with teh Anselmian oeuvre as well as those in search of an introduction. ( G. R. Evans, Journal of Theological Studies)

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Sandra Visser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Valparaiso University. Thomas Williams is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Studies at the University of South Florida.

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 320 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams offer a brief, accessible introduction to the life and thought of Saint Anselm (c. 1033-1109). Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury for the last sixteen years of his life, is one of the foremost philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages. His keen and rigorous thinking earned him the title The Father of Scholasticism, and his influence is discernible in figures as various as Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, the voluntarists of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and the Protestant reformers. In part I of this book, Visser and Williams lay out the framework of Anselms thought: his approach to what he calls the reason of faith, his account of thought and language, and his theory of truth. Part II focuses on Anselms account of God and the divine attributes, and it shows how Anselm applies his theory of language and thought to develop a theological semantics that at once respects divine transcendence and allows for the possibility of divine rational knowledge. In Part III, Visser and Williams turn from the heavenly to the animal. They elucidate Anselms theory of modality and his understanding of free choice, an idea that was, for Anselm, embedded in his conception of justice. The book concludes with a discussion of Incarnation, Atonement, and original sin, as the authors examine Anselms argument that the death of a God-man is the only possible remedy for human injustice. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780195309393

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