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Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109): A Prayer to God

By Charlie Wingard · August 23, 2013 · 0 Comments
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Intellectual genius, courage, piety, and administrative skill make Anselm of Canterbury one of the most admired Christians of his age. Born in northern Italy, he accepted the formidable task of establishing order in the English church, serving as archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of two kings who demanded the right to appoint bishops in the church.  Anselm demurred. Conflict and exiles were the stiff price he paid for his principled stand. His most famous work, Cur deus homo (usually translated, Why God Became Man) presents his doctrine of Christ’s atoning work. Sin insults God’s honor, and man is forever lost unless he makes satisfaction. But this fallen man cannot do; sin is too grave, too outrageous. Wonderfully, the Triune…

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