Concordia Theological Monthly

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atonement, anselm, christian faith, theological, st. augustine, devil, doctrine, patristic, st.ambrose

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The doctrine of the atonement has always been one of the cardinal tenets of the Christian faith- a tenet of such central importance that with it the Christian religion can be said to stand or fall it was to effect the atonement for man's sin and to reconcile the creature and the Creator that the Son of God assumed the human nature. This has been the conviction of all those who have stood within the historic Christian tradition - from the days of the Apostles onward.

The study of the doctrine of the atonement, accordingly, represents one of the most important chapters in the history of Christian thought. And to this chapter few men have made a more significant or provocative contribution than St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury. It shall be the purpose of this study to analyze and evaluate the Anselmic conception of the Atonement.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars