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Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams


This book offers a brief 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-13th and 14th centuries, and the Protestant reformers. Part I of this book lays out the framework of Anselm's thought: his approach to what he calls “the reason o ... More

Keywords: Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, faith, God, theological semantics, theory of modality, free choice, Incarnation, Atonement, sin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195309386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Visser, author
Valparaiso University

Thomas Williams, author
University of South Florida
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