By St. Anselm, Brian Davies, G. R. Evans

Even if totally confident of the reality of Christianity, Anselm of Canterbury struggled to make feel of his faith. He thought of the doctrines of religion a call for participation to query, to imagine, and to benefit; and he committed his existence to confronting and figuring out the main elusive facets of Christianity. His writings on issues corresponding to loose will, the character of fact, and the lifestyles of God make Anselm one of many maximum theologians and philosophers in heritage, and this translation presents readers with their first chance to learn his most crucial works inside of a unmarried quantity.

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Are there at least some that do fit the scheme? ) So then, for any non-relational predicate, P, either P is better than not-P, or not-P is better in some respect than P. Now it is quite out of bounds to imagine that there could be some P true of the substance of the supreme nature such that not-P would be better in some respect. So, in the same way, the supreme nature necessarily is any P that is better without qualification than not-P. This is because the substance of the supreme nature alone is better than everything else.

31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Monologion In every place and time In no place or time How it is both in every place and time and in none Why ‘everywhere’ makes better sense than ‘in every place’ Why ‘always’ makes better sense than ‘in every time’ That it is not alterable in terms of accidents How it is to be called a substance. That it is beyond every substance. That it is what it is uniquely The general analysis of substance does not cover the supreme substance. Yet it is a substance and an individual spirit This spirit exists unqualifiedly.

35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Monologion In every place and time In no place or time How it is both in every place and time and in none Why ‘everywhere’ makes better sense than ‘in every place’ Why ‘always’ makes better sense than ‘in every time’ That it is not alterable in terms of accidents How it is to be called a substance. That it is beyond every substance. That it is what it is uniquely The general analysis of substance does not cover the supreme substance. Yet it is a substance and an individual spirit This spirit exists unqualifiedly.

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