St. Anselm of Canterbury: Proslogion

St. Anselm enthroned as archbishop, Composite manuscript. MS. Auct. D. 2. 6, pt.III ( = fols.156-200), St. Anselm's Prayers and Meditations in a copy made c.1130-40 for a house of white canons, Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Recognized as a Doctor of the Church and celebrated by many as the progenitor of Scholasticism, Anselm is a preeminent representative of philosophical theology. In the Proslogion (originally titled: Fides Quaerens Intellectum [Faith Seeking Understanding]), Anselm “aims at proving in a single argument the existence of God”. Written during 1077-78, it remains his most renowned work. Image links to Hopkins and Richardson translation. ISBN recommendation: 0889460000

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