This is the first attempt to present Anselm's Christology in a comprehensive single volume.
The Christology of Anselm of Canterbury analyses the theology of one of the most influential thinkers of the Christian Church, whose intellectual heritage still generates a lively debate between secular and Christian thinkers today. Focusing on Anselm's theology, this book seeks to prove that Anselm's interpretation of the life and work of Christ lies at the very heart of his work. Deme's treatise presents a modern critical account of the works of this twelfth-century thinker, presenting Anselm in a confessionally open manner, suitable for a reader with minimum experience of Medieval studies or dogmatics. This is the first attempt to present Anselm's Christology in a comprehensive single volume.
Contentshermeneutic framework; Christ whom we confess; Christ whom we pray. Part II Fall and Disorder: The aesthetics of creation; How grave sin is; The 'origin' of evil. Part III The Necessity and Grace of Satisfaction: The justice, wrath and punishment of God; The necessity of restoration and satisfaction; True God and true Man; Fall versus descent. Part IV The Person and Natures of Christ: Relational level: the Father and the Son; Relational level: Son and Spirit; Personal level: Jesus Christ - God and Man; Excursus: the Son and His Mother. Part V The Work of Christ: God's becoming Man; The life and obedience of Christ; The suffering and humiliation of God in Man. Part VI The Earthly and Heavenly Jerusalem: Life after death; Resurrection after victory; Salvation as liberation. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.