Anselm on the “Beauty” of the Atonement

Just been reading a bit of Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo (Why Did God become Man?) and found this gem of a quote from the Canterburian bishop.

For, as death came upon the human race by the disobedience of one man, it was fitting that by another man’s obedience life should be restored. And, as sin, the cause of our condemnation, had its origin from a woman, so ought the author of our righteousness and salvation to be born of a woman. And so also it was proper that the devil, who, being man’s tempter, had conquered him in eating of the tree, should be vanquished by man in the suffering of the tree which man bore. Many other things also, if we carefully explain them, give a certain indescribable beauty to our redemption as thus procured.

Beautiful indeed!

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  • Mjriii2003

    Quite so. Indeed.

  • Mjriii2003

    Quite so. Indeed.

  • Allan R. Bevere

    Yep!

  • Allan R. Bevere

    Yep!

  • http://johngreenview.wordpress.com/ John Thomson

    Indeed.

  • http://johngreenview.wordpress.com/ John Thomson

    Indeed.


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