Cur Deus Homo

Cur Deus Homo

by St. Anselm of Canterbury

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Overview

Cur Deus Homo? (Latin for "Why was God a Man?"), usually translated Why God Became a Man, is a book written by St Anselm of Canterbury in the period of 1094–1098. In this work he proposes the satisfaction view of the atonement.

Anselm says his reason for writing the book is:

I have been often and most earnestly requested by many, both personally and by letter, that I would hand down in writing the proofs of a certain doctrine of our faith, which I am accustomed to give to inquirers; for they say that these proofs gratify them, and are considered sufficient. This they ask, not for the sake of attaining to faith by means of reason, but that they may be gladdened by understanding and meditating on those things which they believe; and that, as far as possible, they may be always ready to convince any one who demands of them a reason of that hope which is in us

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987027150
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/02/2019
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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