Anselm

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Anslem of Canterbury
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Anselm of Canterbury (1033 - 1109) was a medieval Christian philosopher who first penned the famous ontological argument for the existence of God. Anselm's argument depends on "God" being defined as "that than which no greater can be conceived" and on St. Augustine's Great Chain of Being. He also developed the satisfaction theory of atonement, today taught in Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, an alternative to the substitutionary atonement which is one of the Five Fundamentals of Fundamentalism.

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