Anselm of Canterbury (Anselmo d’Aosta)

Anselm of Canterbury (Anselmo d’Aosta)
Birth 1033
Death 1109

Pupil of Augustine and ‘father of scholasticism’. He attempted to render Christian tenets of faith as a supreme rational system, rather than a result of irrational divine revelation, saying the only way to understand the rest of the world was by converting. He introduced the idea that there are four proofs of God’s existence.

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