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Date of Award

4-15-1996

Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liturgy

Department

School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

William J. Cahoy

Second Advisor

Susan Wood SCL

Abstract

Anselm of Canterbury sought to give a logical answer, free of faith presuppositions, to the question of why God would become a man. He first strives to demonstrate that no one can be saved apart from Christ, and then goes on to show the way salvation has been provided through Christ, the God-man. Against critiques that he serves a blood-thirsty God more interested in his besmirched honor than his only Son, analysis suggests that, read in context, Anselm's analysis of the Atonement is a priceless legacy for the whole Church.

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