St. Anselm of Canterbury
Generally considered one of the most significant philosophers of the Middle Ages and the founder of Scholasticism, Anselm focused on ontological proofs for the existence of God from reason alone.
When Anselm was Abbot of Bec, Normandy, the monastery became a center of learning, and theological ideas were explored and questioned there. As Archbishop of Canterbury, England, he came into conflict with King William II and King Henry I.
Anselm of Canterbury
This multi-page article from the 1911 Encyclopedia includes a look at Anselm's philosophical works.
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Anselm: The Joy of Faith
(Crossroad Spiritual Legacy Series)
by William H. Shannon
Logic and Other Nonsense: The Case of Anselm and His God
by Ermanno Bencivenga
New Approaches to God: Based on Proofs by Anselm, Aquinas, and Kant
by Jules M. Brady
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