Saturday, September 27, 2008

Historical Apologist: Anselm

Anslem (1033-1109) was an archbishop of Canterbury who is noted for his invention of the ontological argument for God’s existence (in his Proslogian) and his classical formulation of a doctrine of the atonement that sees Christ’s sacrifice as providing satisfaction for human sin.

Anselm was a follower of Augustine and continued the tradition of “faith seeking understanding.”1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 10.