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The Cambridge Companion to Anselm

The Cambridge Companion to Anselm

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Brian Davies, Brian Leftow, G. R. Evans, Marilyn Adams, Gareth Matthews, Peter King, Simo Knuutilla, Sandra Visser, Thomas Williams, Jeffrey Brower, William Mann, David Brown
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  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521002059

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  • Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), Benedictine monk and the second Norman archbishop of Canterbury, is regarded as one of the most important philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages. The essays in this volume explore all his major philosophical and theological ideas, including his teachings on faith and reason, God's existence and nature, logic, freedom, truth, ethics, and key Christian doctrines. They also cover his life, the sources of his thought, and his influence on other thinkers.

    • Covers all the major aspects of the thought of a major medieval thinker
    • A convenient and accessible guide for new readers and will also be ideal for students working on Anselm at graduate and undergraduate level
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book is a fine introduction."
    Church Times

    "Even though Anselm of Canterbury counts among the classical thinkers in Christian philosophical theology, there has been no up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to his thought available. The publication of a volume dedicated to him in the series of Cambridge Companions is, hence, a welcome event." - Toivo J. Holopainen, University of Helsinki

    "The new volume devoted to Anselm appearing in the excellent series, Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, will be of interest both to general readers in religion and to specialists in medieval philosophy and theology alike." - Anglican Theological Review Joseph H. Pearson, Fordham University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521002059
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Brian Davies and Brian Leftow
    1. Anselm's life, works, and immediate influence G. R. Evans
    2. Anselm on faith and reason Marilyn Adams
    3. Anselm, Augustine, and Platonism Gareth Matthews
    4. Anselm's philosophy of language Peter King
    5. Anselm on modality Simo Knuutilla
    6. Anselm's perfect being theology Brian Leftow
    7. Anselm and the ontological argument Brian Davies
    8. Anselm's account of freedom Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams
    9. Anselm on truth Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams
    10. Anselm on ethics Jeffrey Brower
    11. Anselm on the Trinity William Mann
    12. Anselm on atonement David Brown.

  • Editors

    Brian Davies, Fordham University, New York
    Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York. He is the author of An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (3rd ed., 2003), Thinking About God (1985), The Thought of Thomas Aquinas (1992), and Aquinas (2002).

    Brian Leftow, University of Oxford
    Brian Leftow is Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford University. He is the author of Time and Eternity (1991), and over fifty papers in philosophy of religion, metaphysics and the history of medieval philosophy.


    Brian Davies, Brian Leftow, G. R. Evans, Marilyn Adams, Gareth Matthews, Peter King, Simo Knuutilla, Sandra Visser, Thomas Williams, Jeffrey Brower, William Mann, David Brown

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