Anselm's <i>Proslogion</i> and Its Hegelian Interpretation

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in The Quest for Meaning

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780823222773
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235810 | DOI:
Anselm's Proslogion and Its             Hegelian Interpretation

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This chapter examines philosopher Saint Anselm's Proslogion and its Hegelian interpretation. It explains the bases of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's interest in Anselm's thoughts. It suggests that Hegel agrees with Anselm that genuine faith does not merely permit but requires the believer to seek to understand what he believes. Hegel also believed that Anselm's proof of the existence of God as presented in Proslogion is an expression of the heart of all philosophy and all theology that deserves to be called an absolute science.

Keywords: Saint Anselm; Proslogion; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; faith; existence of God; philosophy; theology; absolute science

Chapter.  7794 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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