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St. Anselm’s Proslogion: With a Reply on Behalf of the Fool by Ga

St. Anselm’s Proslogion: With a Reply on Behalf of the Fool by Gaunilo and the Author’s Reply to Gaunilo - Gaunilo

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Top edge of the text block tanned.

From the cover: “St. Anselm’s Proslogion, though almost nine hundred years old, still exacts the interest of philosophers and theologians, for even if few would now accept his celebrated argument for the existence of God, St. Anselm’s whole discussion brings up in a very vivid way certain fundamental points in philosophical theology.

The present work offers a new translation of the Latin text of the Proslogion, together with the texts and translations of Gaunilo of Marmoutier’s Reply on Behalf of the Fool and St. Anselm’s The Author’s Reply to Gaunilo. An introductory section situates St. Anselm within the philosophical and theological context of the late eleventh century so as to make clear his purpose in the Proslogion, and a philosophical commentary analyses the three texts and points their contemporary relevance.”

Foreword or introduction by M. J. Charlesworth. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (vi) 196 pages.

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