Schnaubelt, Joseph C. Books1996 0-7734-8957-6
The first two articles present a status quaestionis on Anselm. C. Viola reviews and critiques Anselm research presented at L'Abbaye Notre-Dame du Bec in July, 1982. Along with a brief critique, F. Van Fleteren submits a bibliography garnered from English sources. W. Fröhlich gives Anselm's itinerary from birth c. 1033 to death in 1109. A. Nadeau treats the circumstances and textual tradition of the Vita Anselmi by John of Salisbury. I. Sciuto indicates the strong ties that link Anselm's argument for God's existence to Augustine's demonstration from eternal truth. K. Kienzler compares Anselm's thought with Descartes, Feuerbach, Hegel, and Levinas. A. Cantin discusses Lanfranc's theology of the Eucharist, relates it to and distinguishes it from Berengarius'. E. Recktenwald then discusses the significance of truth as rectitudo in Anslem. T. Losoncy contributes to the discussion of human knowledge of God aliquatenus, and R. Herrera speaks of the sources of Scotus' demonstration of God's existence from materia in Anselm. The most significant contribution in the volume is made by C. Viola's treatment of Anselm's theological method, showing it to be based on Augustine's exegesis of Sacred Scripture. Viola compares and distinguishes Anselm's method from modern and contemporary methodologies of Kant and Heidegger. Includes reviews of several contemporary interpretations and translations of Anselm's works..