Tuesday Jun 20, 2023

Oh, Anselm!!!

A couple years ago we did an episode entitled "Poor Anselm" because we felt sorry for the vilification of this major medieval theologian's work on the atonement in Cur Deus Homo, which we thought deserved better. So we thought, why not give his first treatise, Monologion, a try? Um. Well... In this episode, we go from defending Anselm to rebuking him for his account of the Trinity by reason alone, which just plain doesn't work and has caused trouble in western Christianity ever since. And yet, somehow, Anselm's version seems to be what people even today think is the correct way of talking about the Trinity. Join us for some trinitarian therapy.


1. Anselm, Monologion

2. Rogers, The Neoplatonic Metaphysics and Epistemology of Anselm of Canterbury

3. Luy, Dominus Mortis

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