Anselm Quotes

Quotes tagged as "anselm" (showing 1-5 of 5)
Anselm of Canterbury
“And what we say - that what He willeth is right and what He doth not not will is wrong, is not so to be understood, as if, should God will something inconsistent, it would be right because He willed it. For it does not follow that if God would lie it would be right to lie, but rather that he were not God.”
Anselm of Canterbury, Cur Deus homo: to which is added a selection from his letters

Andrew Root
“The Anselmian call for "faith seeking understanding" may start and gather it's energy not in rational study of past theological points but in the pursuit to make sense of our concrete and lived experiences of Jesus who finds us in a hole, knocks us from our horse, or comes to our daughter in her sleep.”
Andrew Root, Christopraxis: A Practical Theology of the Cross

Richard Dawkins
“It is possible to conceive, Anselm said, of a being than which nothing greater can be conceived. Even an atheist can conceive of such a superlative being, though he would deny its existence in the real world. But, goes the argument, a being that doesn't exist in the real world is, by that very fact, less than perfect. Therefore we have a contradiction and, hey presto, God exists!”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

Andrew Root
“The Anselmian call for "faith seeking understanding" may start and gather its energy not in rational study of past theological points but in the pursuit to make sense of our concrete and lived experiences of Jesus who finds us in a hole, knocks us from our horse, or comes to our daughter in her sleep.”
Andrew Root, Christopraxis: A Practical Theology of the Cross

Johnny Rich
“For someone to be perfect, they must be real, however imperfect they are.”
Johnny Rich, The Human Script