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Die ‘Proslogion C2-4’ van Anselmus van Kantelberg (1033/34-1109 nC)

B. J. Engelbrecht
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 46, No 4 | a2343 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v46i4.2343 | © 1990 B. J. Engelbrecht | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1990 | Published: 09 January 1990

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B. J. Engelbrecht, Emeritus Professor, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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The Proslogion, C2-4 of Anselm of Canterbury (1033/34-1109)
In Protestant circles students and lecturers usually know the ‘ontological’ (a name given by Kant) proof for the existence of God of Anselm, mostly only from selected sentences and critical arguments about this ‘proof. In this article the full Latin text of Anselm’s proof is given and, presumably, its first Afrikaans translation. Subsequently, summaries of two widely divergent views on interpreting the four chapters of the Proslogion are given and, finally, the Proslogion is very briefly related to the reflections of Wentzel van Huyssteen on the methodology of theology.


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