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St. Anselm / St. Aquinas - ontological/cosmotological argument
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...St. Anselm St. Aquinas – ontological cosmotological argument The ontological argument was first formulated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, St.Anselm who was also a Doctor of the Church. The ontological argument is a philosophical debate and one of the most strangest and debated of the proofs. Philosophers like Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. had reviewed the argument though the former attacked Anselm’s proof while the latter defended Anselm’s proof. Anselm’s proof is notable since this is the only argument that claims to establish the existence of God based exclusively on human reason not considering any evidence or perception. The proof is based on the conception that God is a perfect being... ...
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The Existence of God: Theories of Thomas Aquinas and St. Anselm
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...St. Anselm Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican Monk (1225-1274) has argued two theories for the non-existence of God with inherent contradiction. The first one is God according to him is infinite goodness. The conclusion he draws from this is if God truly exists, evil has no place. Since evil is in its place, therefore, there is no God. This argument looks simple and straightforward to me. How an imperfect and corrupt world emerges out of that infinite goodness of God. If God is there, how does he permit evil to attack each and every segment... Philosophy March 25, Topic: Discuss Thomas Aquinas's criticisms of the view that God's existence is self-evident. The Existence of God: Theories of Thomas Aquinas and...
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St. Anselm's Ontological Argument
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...Anselm’s ontological argument satisfactorily explains that God really exists. Work cited Pojman, Louis P. and Rea, Michael Cannon. Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology : St. Anselm. The Ontological Argument (139- 140). London: Cengage Learning... College Anselm’s Ontology Anselm was a great theologian who later became a bishop. He is recognized for his deeply rooted ontological argument in proving the existence of God despite growing forces that criticized his ontology. To Anselm, it is not possible to think of anything else above a certain end from which all things seem converge. In other words, there is an absolute power to which all other powers have to intersect, beyond which no other power is...
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Hum final
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...ST. ANSELM The idea of God’s existence is one of the most, if not the most, controversial idea that ever cross the human mind. This particular conception since then became the focal point of philosophical discourses in the medieval period. But, even in the contemporary times the issue of God’s existence is still a major if not the core discourses in philosophy of which questions such as does exist is still a valid inquiry. Let alone to those who are not believers. This inquiry has been popularized by the main stream philosophy that is to say the modern and the contemporary philosophical thinkers. As such, let us look into one of the more intriguing argument... HUM FINAL II ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT BY ST....
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Philosophy
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...Anselm runs on similar lines. The ontological argument of St Anselm is that God is the greatest being and no greater being can be conceived. Since no greater being can be conceived it must exist, and therefore God exists. The ontological argument of St Anselm has met with severe criticism. Gaunilo a contemporary of St Anselm uses St Anselms ontological argument to show the deficiency of the argument. If we consider that Lost Island to be superior to be superior to anything that can be conceived, then Lost Island must deemed to be existent,...
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Philosophy
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...Anselm’s Ontological Argument on the Existence of God Introduction St. Anselm was an Italian monk who later became the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was an avid philosopher since he studied most of Boethius’ commentaries of which he cited most of them in his own works. He published a book which proved to be one of his most famous works. The book was called Proslogion in which he outlined Ontological argument. He presented his argument in form of a prayer which was directly spoken to God. Since he was a firm believer of God, he wished to prove that God truly exists. He also wished to confirm his faith in God by using logic and reasons....
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Anselm's ontological argument
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...St. Anselm marked a significant point in the history of both philosophy and theology, precisely because it signaled a rational examination and consequent proof of the existence of a Supreme Being. Whereas ancient Greek philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, hinted at the existence... God’s Existence: The Ontological Argument It is fairly easy to infer that the question of God’s existence has been posed from the moment man speculated about the origin of life, or perhaps questioned the purpose of existence. In modern times, various answers have been provided, but have mostly failed to satisfy rational inquirers. It should be noted that rational proofs for God’s existence are not new; the advent of St. ...
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Consciosness in Human Behavior - Ryle and Nagel
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...St. Anselm and Blaise Pascal The definition of ‘ontology’ is a tricky one to formulate. This is because it is difficult to be free of any bias while formulating its definition. St. Anselm and Blaise Pascal were instrumental in the growth of the field of ontology that sought to establish the existence of God, based... ?Platonic dualism provides human experience with moral value, Cartesian dualism supplies humans with confidence. Affirm or deny this proposition. Dualism, for both Plato and Rene Descartes, implied that the mind and the body would be different and distinct entities. Both these thinkers identified the mind with the soul. This theory, thus, had implications for the metaphysical nature of the...
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The Ontological Thesis: Anselm, Kant, Descartes and a Touch of the Buddha
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...Anselm, Kant, Descartes and a Touch of the Buddha The ontological argument, used as a theoretical basis for the ideas of many philosophers is St. Anselm’s thesis that: God, being that than which no greater can be conceived, must exist, for if he did not then it would be possible to conceive of an existent God, which would be greater than that which no greater can be conceived, which is absurd (Anselm). Ontology includes the fundamental questions of being, the basic properties of what and how and how much and why of anything classifiable. This ontological argument speaks of God as the most non-reducible example of primary being. The idea is that when being is reduced... March 7, The Ontological Thesis:...
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Argument sketching
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...St Anselm who was a philosopher-theologian as well as the archbishop of Canterbury in the eleventh century (Harris 62). This argues that we will be able to see God’s non-existence as being impossible once we mentally accept and internalize the concept of God. It aims at demonstrating the existence of a perfect supreme being. The First Cause Argument This can be viewed as the second proof of God’s existence. It also referred... College Argument Sketching Thesis The essay will be about the arguments for the existence of God. Some supporters of this argument draw from evidence that is based on history, some on personal experience, and some on science while I personally draw my evidence from philosophy....
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Knowledge, Truth, Belief
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...St. Anselm in 1078, (almost 560 years earlier) a contemporary of Anselms, a monk named Gaulino... Knowledge, Truth, and Belief Word Count: 250 page Imagine that youre having a conversation with someone who has just finished viewing the movie "The Matrix". As soon as the person that you are conversing with realizes that you are taking a philosophy course, they make it a point to ask you whether there is any way that you could prove to them that the world that you both inhabit is real and not an elaborate (but illusory) construct, like the Matrix depicted in the movie. What would your answer be? Explain your position. To say that the world one inhabits is real and not an elaborate (but illusory) construct...
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Philosophy
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...St. Anselm in the Proslogium II. Interpreted loosely, Descartes argument means that his notion of God is that of a superlatively perfect being. In itself, existence is excellence. In reality, God must exist or else the idea that one has about God would lack any form of perfection and as expected this would be illogical. The core of God is confined in the idea of existence just like the essence of a triangle revolves around its three sides (Platinga 11). Over the years, there have been... Word Count=1191 Ontological Argument The ontological argument has its major foundations on the words of Desecrates that are clearly spelt out in the Fifth Meditation. The Ontological argument claims that given the...
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Gaunilo's argument from Anselm's point of view
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...St. Anselm of Canterbury. The outline of his argument goes like this; God exists because we cannot imagine another greater being than God and this we believe in our mind. A thing that exists in both our mind and reality is way greater than that which exists in our mind alone. If God as a being exists in our mind, then can we imagine a being that is greater than God? we cannot, therefore God exists. In this argument God is a perfect being. Gaunilo, a fellow monk and believer sought to oppose Anselm’s argument, saying it would force... Ontological arguments seek to make us understand that God exists. We do this through reason: conceiving and not observation. The first ontological argument was proposed by...
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The ontological argument for God's existance
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...St. Anselm’s First Argument St. Anselm, a Doctor of the Church and Canterbury’s Catholic archbishop, was the first to formulate the Ontological Argument. This argument is conceivably the most bizarre and most intensely debated proof about the existence of God. It has gained the attention of prominent philosophers such as G.W.F. Hegel (who supported Anselm’s claim) and Immanuel Kant (who opposed Anselm’s claim). This proof is most renowned because it asserts that to establish God’s existence, one must depend solely on human reason and that there is no need for evidence or perception. This proof itself depends on the definite concept of God being... ?Running Head: THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD'S...
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The ontological argument for God's existance
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...St. Anselm’s First Argument St. Anselm, a Doctor of the Church and Canterbury’s Catholic archbishop, was the first to formulate the Ontological Argument. This argument is conceivably the most bizarre and most intensely debated proof about the existence of God. It has gained the attention of prominent philosophers such as G.W.F. Hegel (who supported Anselm’s claim) and Immanuel Kant (who opposed Anselm’s claim). This proof is most renowned because it asserts that to establish God’s existence, one must depend solely on human reason and that there is no need for evidence or perception. This proof itself depends on the definite concept of God being... Running Head: THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GODS...
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Proofs for the Existence of God
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...St. Anselm argues, importance of God entails its existence. Can an argument for ethically required existences prove that God, as a supremely ethically required good person, exists? Introduction The debate for the existence or non-existence of God as an all knowing, all powerful Supreme Being has existed ever since the beginning of time, or as others would say, the evolution of man as a thinking, reasoning being. Rather than accepting all things around him, man began to question his existence ever since the philosopher stated: “I think, therefore I... ? Proofs for the Existence of God of the of the Proofs for the Existence of God Q. John Leslie argues that some things are ethically required existences....
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Philosophy
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...St. Anselm, God exists even though no one really can prove His existence by presenting Him as a tangible being, because the very thought of His being proves He exists. If a man can conceive of a thought, that is considered existent even though it cannot be seen. For how can a man think about something that does not exist? Therefore, God who has been a subject of debate for generations past; exists. The problem with this argument is that, it may be logical but it confronts the scientific requirements of proving a discourse to be true. 2. Thomas Aquinas argues that things can be created so this determines the existence or non-existence of something. For instance, the existence... Full According to St....
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Midterm
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...St. Anselm has ontological argument that suggest personal reasons of Gods existence. Notably, Rene Descartes argument appears cogent; he gives reason-based explanation (Cottingham 29). Unlike Fideist that believe that Gods existence is largely a faith conviction, and no reason can sound convincing. In his argument, Descartes sounds convincing because he identifies God existence because of the existence of good and benevolent. The evidence is meaningful because those who argue that God does not exist use the reasoning that they have never seen him. Atheist like Kant and David Humes hold they non-existence theory on the premise... Question Universal Belief Falsifier Universal belief falsifier is a...
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Assessing Traditional Arguments about God's Existence
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...St. Anselm during the 11th century CE. According to him, the existence of God can be derived from the belief that a being, which is more powerful than any... Assessing the Ontological theory of God’s existence The ontological arguments, which lead to the general conclusion that a super powerful God exists is derived from the premises grounded on pure reason, rather than from the observation of the physical world. The arguments are driven from logical reasoning, where the observer analyses all that they know of the world and the imagined world, to the extent that they reach the conclusion that an all-powerful God exists (Malcolm 41-50). One of the key models of this argument is the one developed by St....
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Anselm's Proslogion, Chapter II--The Ontological Proof of God
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...St. Anselm’s Ontological Argument The ontological argument has been one of the most popular forms of philosophical argumentation used to demonstrate the existence of God. There are several variations of the argument proposed by various philosophers and theologians – but the purpose of this thesis is to analyze the earliest popular variation of the ontological argument, proposed by St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109), which he had put forth in second chapter of his book, Proslogion. Anselm’s ontological argument can be broken down in the following way: 1. God is the greatest possible being that can be conceived (“The fool hears..”). 2. The idea of god is conceivable... Your Full Your Your April 14, St....
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Ontological argument - Rene Descartes
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...St. Anselm, eminent philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650), and his successor philosopher Nietzsche. 2. Evaluation of Descartes’ hypothesis and its impact on the future philosophic theories 3. To analyze whether Descartes’ doctrine was certainly the revolt against his contemporary religious and philosophical beliefs, or he imitated the footprints of his predecessors while articulating his rationalism 4. Significance of his theoretical framework he has articulated by elaborating the imperative implication of applying mind and ratifying the truthfulness of a phenomenon through in-depth... ?Rene Descartes---Ontological Argument Module Module ID: PROSPECTUS OUTLINE: Ontological Argument Thesis Statement:...
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Comparative Soteriologies Lutheran and Reformed Judaism
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...St. Anselm of Canterbury in the Ransom Theory of Atonement. St. Anselm is of the opinion that Christ did not sacrifice his life to pay ransom to Satan against the misdeeds committed by the humans; on the contrary, Holy Christ sacrificed his life... ?COMPARATIVE SOTERIOLOGIES LUTHERAN AND REFORMED JUDAISM Brief Introduction of the Topic: By critically examining the history of the world at large, it becomes crystal clear that almost all human societies of the world maintain belief in supernatural powers in one way or the other. Consequently, the religious beliefs seek their roots in ancient times perhaps at the eve of the creation and arrival of man on the earth. Thousands of faiths are being followed by...
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TRS
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...St. Anselm? Anselm depicts the power and authority of God by countering that we were sinful and owed the debt to Satan and Jesus came to pay the ransom for us. Instead it is to God that we owed our debt and Jesus came to appease God for us to redeem us back to Himself because Jesus Himself is God the Son. Jesus died for us because the debt of sin was too big for us to pay God and He was the only worthy One who could redeem us simply because He is God and is therefore worthy to God. So God became man to save man by being born into the human society and living like them so as to die like them and defeat death the consequence of sin. 10. How the crucifixion accomplishes... College The Servants Song The...
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...St. Anselm, who argued that God is the end beyond which nothing else can be conceived to exist. As such, God being the greatest being has to exist, for existence is much higher than non-existence. Consequently, Aquinas borrowed heavily from the existence of truth to explain that God exists. If the truth exists, then God being the absolute truth itself has to exist. The truth is self-evident in that there has to be that which is true and that which is false, suggesting that an absolute truth has to exist. Therefore, God exists in reality and is the direct cause of the truth, which can only... College The Cause-Effect Relationship in Proving God’s Existence Thomas Aquinas was a religious monk who made a...
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Kant's Argument for the existence of God
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...St. Anselm used ontological argument in the 17th century. Rene Descartes, a French philosopher, later endorsed this argument... Kant’s argument for the existence of God The concept of God is one of the most perplexing ideas that human mind has everthought about. If God does not exist, then the concept of God probably remains the single most significant and strong concept to have been established by human mind. It offers a basis for a whole perspective to face reality. Therefore, the arguments about God’s existence come in distinct forms in that some are drawn on reason and moral philosophy. There are many questions concerning how people believe that there exist a supreme spiritual being. In real sense,...
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Theology
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...St. Anselm, it is self-contradictory for a person to believe that God does not exist. Believing in God’s non-existence is just about contradicting one’s own existence. The non-empirical nature of the ontological arguments gives us a clue that God exists. Just like when we talk about mother, we know that mother is a female; likewise, according... Your full December 20, Theology God’s existence or non-existence has been a hot topic of theological debate since ages. Scientists have always been thinking how universe came into existence in the first place- whether there is a God up there who created all the things in the universe, or was it only a Big Bang that became the cause of the evolution of the...
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Does God Exsist
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...St Anselm, "Proslogion", Medieval Sourcebook. Ed. Paul Halsall. 1998. Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 18 May 2006 Aquinas, Thomas. "Summa Theologica". New Advent. 2003. Nihil Obstat. 13 May 2006 Tolstoy, Lev Nikolayevich. "The Death of Ivan Ilych". Trans. Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude. Christian Classics Ethereal Library, Calvin College, 14 May 2006 ... objections to and arguments for the existence of God by examining the five points presented by Aquinas and cross examining these points with Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych and Anselm's Proslogion. After examining both sides of the issue the paper will determine how Aquinas successfully argues the existence of...
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The Existence of God Presented by Anselm and Aquinas
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...Anselm and Aquinas St. Aquinas presents an argument that there are entities in theglobe that are in motion. This implies that things are transforming and that what is in motion ought to have been set in motion by one more thing that is already in motion. The grand Catholic thinker, theorist, and theologian Aquinas embraces that, what is in motion has to be set in motion by one more, as well as that, this cannot continue to infinity, since, in that case, there would be no initial mover. Therefore, St. Thomas presents the argument that, for elimination to be the endless chain of shifts, there has to be an initial mover and basis of every motion, God (Melchert 104... The Existence of God Presented by...
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Plato through Descartes: Main Problems of Philosophy
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...St. Anselm’s Ontological argument St. Anselm was a Catholic archbishop of Canterbury and also a Doctor of the church, and he’s the one who came up with the ontological argument. It is one of the philosophical arguments that have been proven to be the strangest and hotly proof. The reason as to why it is notable is due to the fact that, it claims to prove the existence of God by merely relying autonomously on human reasoning without looking for evidences or any perceptions. The proof itself is dependent on the ideology that God... PHILOSOPHY Plato I:  The Apology of Socrates As asserted from the history of Greeks, Plato was taught by Socrates but not at any given time did he write about him. In this...
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A paper about the concept of God
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...St. Anselm, in the 11th century, is thought by some to have proved... Anna Vo Jessica Frazier Philosophy of Religion 3/07 The Concept of God The difficulty lies in the doubt as to whether god, in whatever form, exists, and if so, was he created by man or vice versa From a Judeo- Christian premise, the belief would be that he does exist, for in Genesis we are told explicitly about the creation of man, by god. So in order for us to be here, god had to have been there first. "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.." (Genesis 1, V. 26.) and: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him," (V.27) Of course he created the world the universe and ev...
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Existence of God
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...St Anselm, an eleventh century philosopher-theologian and archbishop of Canterbury, but was also used by the French philosopher Rene Descartes. It argues that once we mentally grasp the concept of God we can see that God’s non-existence is impossible. This argument, if it is successful, demonstrates the existence of a perfect being that could not possibly fail to exist (Arguments for God's Existence, 2004). One of the major arguments against God is caused by the invisible nature of God. Atheists are of the view that if God exists, he should appear in a visible form... ? Existence of God Existence of God Even after tremendous advancements in science and technology, still we are unable to unveil the...
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Maad
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...St Anselm, the reason why God became man was to atone for the debt that humans had incurred in the primal and perpetuating rebellion of sin. This served as an affront to God’s infite dignifity and forced him to rectify the situation... Section/# Exam Servant Songs refer to a group of six textual groupings which can be found in the book of Isaiahbetween Chapters 42 to Chapter 53. The Servant Songs, or alternatively Servant Poems, discuss the servant who is called by God to lead the nations; however, is horrendously abused by the very people that he has been called to minister to. As a function of this incessant abuse, the servant ultimately decides to sacrifice himself in order to fulfill a type of...
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St. Augustine's election VS free will
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...St. Augustine's Free Will Theodicy and Natural Evil. Ars Disputandi, 3. Brown, M. (2005). Augustine on Freedom and God. The Saint Anselm Journal... ? St. Augustine’s Election Vs Free Will Introduction In the biblical teaching, the vital thought is that human are saved by the elegance of God and God alone is the principle of election. The policy of election denotes to God’s choice of particular number of people out of tumbled humankind who obtain every virtues of Christ’s liberating work and thus be truthfully, essentially and perpetually saved. It is believed that election is the absolute aim of God regarding the identification of those sinners who are to be saved or not (Schwertley, 2005). On the basis...
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Anselm of Canterbury
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...Anselm of Canterbury: The Ontological Argument and the Perfect God. Anselm’s Ontological Argument in the “Proslogion,” attempting to prove the existence of God, hinges on his definition of God as “something than which nothing greater can be thought of” (Anselm, 359). This definition of God as the ‘greatest’ mandates a conception of God as Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent: the Perfect God. Anselm conceives of God as perfect; if this conception is rejected, Anselm’s argument falls apart. Anselm’s argument is founded on the assumption that God exists. He makes this assumption on the...
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Human rights in China
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...St. Anselm College. 2) Callahan, T.C. & Hobbs, R. (1998). “Research Ethics.” University of Washington. 3) Cheng, L., Rosset, A. & Woo, L. (2003). “East Asian Law: Universal Norms and Local Cultures.” Routledge Curzon. 4) Roskin, M., Cord, R.L., Medeiros, J.A. & Jones, W.S. (2007). “Political Science: An Introduction.” New York: Prentice Hall. 5) Schostak, J.F. (2002). “Understanding, Designing and Conducting Qualitative Research in Education: Framing the Project.” Open University Press. 6) Sitaraman, S. (2008). “Explaining China’s Continued Resistance Towards Human Rights Norms: A Historical Legal Analysis.” ACDIS, University of Illinois.... Research Proposal Human Rights in China: A...
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Essential Oils as Aromatherapy Medicines
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...St. Anselm College as a research method that bases its findings on observation and experimentation as test of reality and uses the survey method as well. Using these methods, the study found that many nurses are already adding massage oil therapy to their caring and helping a lot of patients. Ersser (1990, in Price & Price, 1999) observed: "A significant number of nurses within the health authority are now using essential oils and/or massage in their practice." Several GP practices also... Essential Oils as Aromatherapy Medicines: Evidence of Their Importance In Health and Social Care Mounts Introduction Aromatherapy is the medicinal use of plant extracts as scent, massage oil or...
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Discuss the definition and the sources of Christian theology, and how is systematic theology related to biblical theology and Christian ethics
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...St. Anselm, who developed the ontological argument for the existence of God. Church authority can also be a source of Christian theology, to give a an example the roman Catholic Church gives teaches... Definition and the sources of Christian theology its relationship to biblical theology and Christian ethic Date Definition and the sources of Christian theology The word theology comes from two Greek words, theos and logos, theos means “God” and logos means “the science or study of God” thus “the science or study of God” some theological scholars have defined theology in various ways; theology is “rational discussion respecting the deity” (Augustine), “science of the facts of divine revelation” (Charles H...
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Julian of Norwichs Views on the Body and Christ as mother
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...St Bernard of Clairvaux, William of St Thierry, and St Anselm used only certain images of motherhood to denote the affectionate qualities that are generally associated Christ, primarily linked to breasts. This was evident in St. Bernard’s verse “For your breasts are better than wine, smelling sweet of the best ointments” (Bynum, 1982, 117). This presents a picture that implicated spiritual suckling as is evident in the “When she said, then, ‘Your breasts are better than wine,’ she meant: ‘The richness... Julian of Norwich’s Views on the Body and Christ as mother Introduction Julian of Norwich, a mystic living in fourteenthcentury Britain, is renowned for her visionary writings, considered unique for her ...
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St Peters
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...St Peters St. Peter's Basilica is the largest and prominent Christian church in the world located in Vatican Italy Catholic Online” 1). Also called the Late Renaissance church, St. Peter's Basilica is one of the holiest Catholic sites where it hosts the tomb of Saint Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ (“Catholic Online” 1). Notably, great architects like Michelangelo designed the St. Peter's Basilica with an adoption of the Renaissance architecture. The St. Peter Basilica has a rich Christian and architectural history where the old St. Peter’s Basilica depicted extraordinary work of art and...
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Preservation of Justice as the Power to Rightness
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...Anselm of Canterbury’s entire philosophical context. The freedom to choose in Anselm’s philosophy is central in determining the rightness of such will. Anselm positions God at the center of being, without whom anything exists. Freedom and will are much connected in Anselm’s argument. Anselm portrays freedom as the power to act in the right reason, which may be construed to mean having the right intention in committing any act. In the fall off the devil, Anselm says the angels that did not fall are free, and yet cannot sin. This proves that to Anselm, freedom construes the right, and ability to act... in the right reason, or meaning having the right intention that cannot lead to sin. In this...
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St. Joan
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...St. Joan The Transformation of John de Stogumber. George Bernard Shaw’s play, “St. Joan,” is based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc. Joan, a simple peasant girl, professes to hear divine voices which instruct her to lead the French army in its war against the occupying English forces. After some great triumphs, and the crowning of King Charles VII, Joan is captured, handed over to the English and tried for heresy. Opposed by the Church and the State, she is found guilty, and is burned at the stake. Shaw depicts his protagonist, Joan, as “very confident, very appealing, very hard to resist” (Scene I). The various characters that come into contact with...
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St Augustine
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...St. Augustine St. Augustine as a reformer has been an inspiration to many people struggling to end certain vices. Hismother, St. Monica, used to pray for him since he never believed in Christianity as a true religion. He thought he could not live a pure life. He felt ashamed when he heard that two men had suddenly been converted when he read the life of St. Anthony. Additionally, he realized that people with all their knowledge were cowards and kept rolling around in the mud of sins. He began a new life after reading the letters of St. Paul which asked people to put away all their impurity and live in...
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How the Norman Conquest Affected England and English Literature--causes, impact, and result
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...St. Anselm. (3) The house, richly gifted by Bishop Richard, an intimate of Henry I, as well as by the king himself and the Archbishop of Canterbury, early achieved a reputation as a center of learning in the social and intellectual milieu of the Anglo-Norman royalty. William of Malmesbury mentions its reputation for letters in his Gesta Pontificum: "There were and there are there clerks distinguished in letters, so that it may be said that the countryside blossoms with their happy example." (4) At least four lives of Osyth were composed in the twelfth century. One of these, now lost... Lindsey Warren, Mrs. Watkins, English IV, 7th period, Feburary 13 How the Norman Conquest Affected England and English...
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St. Francis
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...St. Francis, " The Life of St. Francis" in the years 1260-63 describing the saint's life and virtues, and it became one of the most widely read texts of the Franciscan order in the latter part of the middle ages. Bonaventure also talked about one of the biggest events that gave widespread recognition and veneration to St. Francis, the stigmata, throughout the text and especially in an entire chapter devoted to the event. All along, Bonaventure eulogizes the stigmata as a mark that reinforces the sanctity of St. Francis. In places, he talks as well about the saint's relentless attempts to hide this special blessing during his lifetime. It would be my attempt... Bonaventure wrote the biography of St....
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Does God exist
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...Anselms Proslogium or Discourse on the Existence of God. London: St Andrews College , 2006. Descartes, René. "Meditation V: On the Essence of Material Objects and More on Gods Existence." Meditations on First Philosophy. (2012). Lees, James Thomas. Anselm of Havelberg: Deeds Into Words in the Twelfth Century. Amsterdam: BRILL, 1998. Princeton University. "Anselms Ontological Argument." 4 January 2013. Princeton University Philosophy. 11 December 2014 .... Your Full Your 7 December, Arguments for the Existence of God from a Philosophical Context The existence of God is a question that has been proposed for thousands of years and continuing debate with huge number of people from both sides of...
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Atonement in the views of Anselm and Abelard
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...Anselm and Abelard Introduction Theology is an intellectual discipline that aims at setting forth in an orderly manner the content of a religious faith. This definition already indicates some of the peculiarities of the subject. Calling theology an intellectual discipline involves the claim that theology has its legitimate place in the spectrum of human knowledge and the claim that it can make true statements. Therefore, it can also point to defensible intellectual procedures in support of these claims. Theology has, in fact, often been called a science. The very formation of the word suggests a kinship with a whole range of varied scientific enterprises designated... Atonement: In the views of Anselm...
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Confessions by St. Augustine
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...St. Augustine St. Augustine serves as one of the most influential personalities belonging to the very initial Christian history, whose noble works and services have left indelible impressions on the growth and popularity of the faith he remained dedicated and committed to since his early youth to the rest of his life. He embraced the faith and devoted his life for Christianity at the time when the faith was virtually in its budding particularly in the vast deserts of Africa, and the overwhelming majority of the region viewed the newly introduced religion as perversion to the prevailing paganism had been in vogue for centuries in Africa. He has depicted a detailed... Module Module ID: Confessions by St....
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St. Matthew's Feast
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...St. Matthew was one of the twelve apostles. He wrote the first gospel – he is the first of the New Testament. St. Matthew was called to become an apostle in Capernaum. It was a tax collectors place. Jesus called Matthew from his assessment corner and devoured at his home, showing that Matthew was a man of some riches. Matthew took after Jesus for whatever remains of his service and was with the followers after the demise, restoration and ascension of Jesus. His example shows us the magnificence of transformation that may appear to be with a person. Tax collecting may be referred to be rather mundane and not spiritual; yet St. Matthew was a devoted disciple and contributed... to the spiritual...
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St. Catherine of Sienna
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...St. Catherine of Sienna St. Catherine, one of the first women doctors of the church, was born in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347. She had a twinsister who died after her mother, Lapa, gave birth to her. Catherine was born at a time the Black Death was sweeping over Europe. According to the website Doctors of the Catholic Church, “Siena had lost 80,000” people to the Black Death by the time Catherine was “weaned” (Anonymous 6). Catherine was the youngest of the 25 children of Giacomo and Lapa. While Catherine was growing up, she suddenly had a vision while she was walking home with her brother from a visit to the home of her married sister. Catherine...
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St. Peters Basilica
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...St. Peter's Basilica relies on the architect's ability on how they can graphically visualize their ideas using a variety of different strategies, designs and artworks. The reconstructed St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is still considered the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Famous group of architects in Renaissance times include of Bramante, Peruzzi, Antonio da Sangallo and Michelangelo for the architectural... From the 10th to the 15th century, there was a boom in the construction of churches and cathedrals, with great emphasis placed on architecture. That was when many of the edifices of Christendom that are now considered artistic monuments came into existence. The design and construction of St. P...
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