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Cur Deus Homo

Cur Deus Homo 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 que

  • Title: Cur Deus Homo
  • Author: Anselm of Canterbury
  • ISBN: 9781411646438
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ofA 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 ism, he is famous as the inventor of the ontological argument for the existence of God and as the Archbishop who openly opposed the Crusades.

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    1. A really interesting work from Anselm, though I don't think I really enjoyed it as much as his Proslogion.One aspect of Christianity that's always been very difficult for me to grasp is the idea of the Incarnation. I understand it, abstractly, but it was never entirely clear to me why the forgiveness of humankind had to take place through such a route: it seemed like a rather labyrinthine solution, when God presumably could have just forgiven everyone and been done with it. I'm apparently not al [...]

    2. Anselm's Cur Deus Homo or Why Did God Become Man? is an excellent, deep theological work that attempts to unravel the mystery behind the Incarnation of God in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. I gave this book only four out of five stars only because half of the book was letters back and forth between Anselm and people in the church and the monastery and it felt like filler to me. Despite the filler, the first 100 pages are well worth the price of the book and I recommend it to anyone who is not [...]

    3. A mostly logic-based defense of the incarnation. Interesting insights but some weird stuff about the elect making up for fallen angels in number. Encouraging and well within orthodoxy. (But yeah the angel stuff is weird).

    4. Anselm of Canterbury uses reason and logic alone to explain why God condescended to become man and why that was necessary for our salvation. I believe conversion comes through not only logic but a spiritual feeling side of things. That being sad, this was pretty amazing in it's scope and incredible depth to explain these things. It would be interesting to get a non-Christian's take on it. It was incredibly detailed and thought-out. I'm glad I read it, even though I will admit how hard it is for [...]

    5. Cur Deus Homo, without a doubt, is a magisterial and seminal work on atonement. Sadly, though, St. Anselm has in recent decades garnered a bad, even heinous, reputation amongst some theological circles. Being "the father of satisfaction atonement" is not an honorific title, especially since satisfaction atonement is usually paired with stereotypes of violence-approving/supporting abuse for an egotistic, honor-crazed God. The Doctor Magnificus, however, cannot be further from those stereotypes. [...]

    6. This is a great classic work that lays out the satisfaction view of the atonement. It's one of the rare books that you leave feeling as if the gospel is just that much clearer than it previous was. I would recommend all Christians to engage with classic works like this one.

    7. Blew my mind. I'll need to read it again -- and read it much more closely -- before I make a comprehensive opinion.

    8. Anselm has been asked on several occasions to write down his defense of certain aspects of the Christian doctrine. The book is a conversation between Anselm and a student or friend of his named Boso. Boso asks a number of questions concerning their faith and Anselm attempts to show the answer by reason alone. The first book is discussing evangelism to Moors. Anselm shows that there are several similarities between the fall and Christ’s redemption through the atonement. Through man death was b [...]

    9. Why did God become human? Why the God-man? Anselm spends Cur Deus Homo answering this question. It's written in a back and forth conversation between Anselm and Boso, abbot at Norman abbey. As was common of the time, Cur Deus Homo is written as a back-and-forth. Anselm states a point, Boso asks a question, Anselm answers. Also, a result of the culture, Boso approaches Anselm with such tentative caution and polite respect it's as if Anselm were the father of scholasticism or something.All in all, [...]

    10. People who heap blame upon the "cruel" or "mechanical" atonement theory of St Anselm has clearly not read the actual work itself.It is in fact very different from the common caricatures of St Anselm's "satisfaction" or "commerical" theory of the atonement as God being incredibly petty to demand his honour satisfied and being incapable of forgiving without it. To dispel some of the common misconceptions:(1) St Anselm is clear that God did not directly will or command Christ to die. Rather, Christ [...]

    11. Anselm's famous book was on one hand exactly what I thought it'd be, and on the other hand refreshingly different than I expected. Cur Deus Homo is often referenced in discussions of why the incarnation of the Son of God factored into the atonement which he purchased. It is quite common (praise the Lord) for people to speak of the Savior needing to be man because only a human could pay for human sin and also needing to be God, as only God could do the job of reconciling sinful men to an infinite [...]

    12. Why the God-Man? Well, I won’t ruin it for you. This book offers many logical proofs in a lopsided conversational format. For the most part, the logic is sound and easy enough to follow. Although Anselm doesn’t quote much scripture, he assumes you know the Bible, but his proofs are not necessarily biblical. The appropriate audience today (1000 years after the book was written) would be apologetics-minded individuals or those curious about the necessity for a Savior. This necessity may seem s [...]

    13. Anselm's book actually had some really good parts to it. Admittedly the version I had only had the first half, but this covered the "satisfaction" of Christ, or why Christ had to die to satisfy God's justice. Many parts could easily have been written by a Protestant.He did dive off on some rabbit trails, including a lengthy discussion on whether elect men are more or the same in number to the fallen angels, but there were some excellent sections as well. One of my favorite analogies was when he [...]

    14. One hear so much bad about Anselm's substitutionary atonement, or satisfaction theory of atonement so it was very interesting to read for oneself. I can't say that I agree with his atonement, but it makes much more sense why he thought as he did after having read this book. I am very happy that a lecturer of mine pointed out that the medieval justice system was obsessed with right balance. What has been taken must be balanced out somehow either by punishment or retribution. This is seen incredib [...]

    15. This short work by Anselm is a presented as an argument from reason for why God became a man. It is divided into two "books"; the first half establishes why mankind's fall from God necessitated man providing atonement. There are what feel like some curious rabbit trails in book one, but they were likely relevant discussions 1000 years ago.The second book explains in greater detail how God, becoming a man, was necessary for our salvation. There are some real gems here, and real insights. Thoug [...]

    16. No member of the human race except Christ ever gave to God, by dying, anything which that person was not at some time going to lose as a matter of necessity. Nor did anyone ever pay a debt to God which he did not owe. But Christ of his own accord gave to his Father on behalf of sinners, a debt which he did not owe. In view of this, he was all the more setting an example, the purpose of this being that people would not, when there was a compelling reason, have doubts about giving to God something [...]

    17. Why did Jesus have to be God? Why did God have to sacrifice Himself for our sins? Why did Jesus have to be a man? Why couldn’t God have simply let man off the hook? St. Anselm might be the greatest mind of the middle ages. He applied that mind to these very questions in Cur Deus Homo. Interestingly, Anselm defines sin as "to sin is nothing else than not to render to God his due". I've thought on this quite a bit. It certainly leaves man in a bleak place. How can you give an ultimate being his [...]

    18. I loved reading this classic on the doctrine of the atonement. Though old, Anselm wrestled with the most timeless question of theology, and does a rather good job of it. Though his viewpoints are lacking in many ways, and though he has some unbiblical ideas, he hovers very close to the truth. This is an absolute must read for anyone wanting to wrestle with the atonement and its historical interpretations. Why did God become a man? Why did He need to? What does His becoming a man accomplish? Take [...]

    19. In my opinion, Cur Deus Homo is the most interesting theological work ever written. It discusses Christ's work on the cross from a divinely aesthetic view, which is basically unheard of. Proslogeon gets the acclaim for Anselm's argument for the existence of God, but CDH is his masterpiece.

    20. Cur Deus Homo mean "Why God Became Man" in Latin, and that is what the books is about. A through provoking philosophical and theological book that should be read by anyone interesting in either.

    21. I struggled with this book. It was a bit hard to follow. Perhaps it was me and I did not devote the right focus to the task. But it did produce good discussion in our small group.

    22. Take the time to read this. Not very long and a good work if you are interested in pre-reformation theological/apologetical/pastoral thinking and writing.

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