Cur Deus Homo

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Lulu.com, 1903 - Atonement - 141 pages
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A thought provoking book on the deepest questions which have plagued mankind for time and eternity. Is there a God? Why did he have to die? How are we restored by his death? Anselm tackles these tough questions in his thought provocative book Cur Deus Homo. Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033 - 1109) was an Italian medieval philosopher and theologian, who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. Called the founder of Scholasticism, he is famous as the inventor of the ontological argument for the existence of God and as the Archbishop who openly opposed the Crusades. (Wikipedia)
 

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Contents

The question on which the whole work rests
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How those things which are to be said should be received
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Objections of infidels and replies of believers
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How these things appear not decisive to infidels and merely like so many pictures
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How the redemption of man could not be effected by any other being but God
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How infidels find fault with us for saying that God has redeemed us by his death and thus has shown his love towards us and t
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How the devil had no justice on his side against man and why it was that he seemed to have had it and why God could have fre
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How although the acts of Christs condescension which we speak of do not belong to his divinity it yet seems improper to infi
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How man was made holy by God so as to be happy in the enjoyment of God
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How man would never have died unless he had sinned
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How man will rise with the same body
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How God will complete in respect to human nature what he has begun
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How although the thing may be necessary God may not do it by a compulsory necessity and what is the nature of that necessity
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How no being except the Godman can make the atonement by which man is saved
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How necessary it is for the same being to be perfect God and perfect man
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How it behoved God to take a man of the race of Adam and born of a woman
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How it was of his own accord that he died and what this means he was made obedient even unto death and for which cause G
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Likewise on the same topics and how otherwise they can be correctly explained
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What it is to sin and to make
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Whether it were proper for God to put away sins by compassion alone without any payment of debt
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How nothing less was to be endured in the order of things than that the creature should take away the honor due the Creator a
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How the honor of God exists in the punishment
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Whether God suffers his honor to be violated even in the least degree
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The reason why the number of angels who fell must be made up from men
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How other angels cannot take the place of those who fell
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Whether there will be more holy men than evil angels
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How man cannot be saved without
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That satisfaction ought to be proportionate to guilt and that man is of himself unable to accomplish this
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How great a burden sin is
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What contempt man brought upon God when he allowed himself to be conquered by the devil for which he can make no satisfaction
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What man took from God by his sin which he has no power to repay
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How as long as man does not restore what he owes God he cannot be happy nor is he excused by want of power
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How mans salvation by Christ is necessarily possible
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How of necessity the Word only can unite in one person with man
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How this man dies not of debt and in what sense he can or cannot sin and how neither he nor an angel deserves praise for thei
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How Christ dies of his own power and how mortality does not inhere in the essential nature of man
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How though he share in our weakness he is not therefore miserable
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How along with our other weaknesses he does not partake of our ignorance
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How his death outweighs the number and greatness of our sins
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How this death removes even the sins of his murderers
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How God took that man from a sinful substance and yet without sin and of the salvation of Adam and Eve
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How he did not die of necessity though he could not be born except as destined to suffer death
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How with God there is neither necessity nor impossibility and what is a coercive necessity and what one that
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How Christs life is paid to God for the sins of men and in what sense Christ ought and in what sense he ought not or was no
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How human salvation follows upon his death
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How great and how just is Gods compassion
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How it is impossible for the devil
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How the truth of the Old and New Testament is shown in the things which
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Certificate of Authenticity
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