The Cambridge Companion to Anselm

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Dezember 2004



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.


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.


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 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.


'Anselm's modest but reasoned approach to his faith-centred theology is an excellent antidote to much of what passes for Christian thought today. This book is a fine introduction to it.' Church Times '... the usefulness of this Companion extends well beyond the study of medieval philosophy. ... Overall, this is an exceptional collection of essays in terms of the breadth of coverage of Anselm's philosophical and theological writings, the quality and clarity of the essays, and their accessibility and usefulness to students. The Cambridge Companion to Anselm will quickly become a standard resource for teaching both medieval philosophy and the philosophy of religion.' International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 'Philosophers and theologians will find this collection a valuable addition to medieval thought ... The Cambridge Companion to Anselm will be a valuable addition to library collections in philosophy, theology and medieval studies.' Reference Reviews
EAN: 9780521807463
ISBN: 0521807468
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Companions to Philos'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 323 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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