Atonement, History Facts

Anselm & Abelard pt 3 – History Fact Friday

Previously in this series, I wrote brief biographic sketches of two men: Anselm of Canterbury and Peter Abelard. Today, I want to contrast their views of the world and theology, particularly the topic of the atonement. Basically, the atonement is a theological shorthand for "how did Jesus' death save people?" It is a complex issue that has… Continue reading Anselm & Abelard pt 3 – History Fact Friday

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Atonement, Ecclesiology (Church), History Facts, Medieval History

Anselm & Abelard pt 2 – History Fact Fridays

Last week, we began this series with a biographical sketch of Anselm of Canterbury. Today, we continue the series with a sketch of the life of Peter of Abelard. Peter of Abelard, the Peasant Philosopher Unlike Anselm, Peter Abelard was not born into a noble family. His family were Bretons, living in the town of… Continue reading Anselm & Abelard pt 2 – History Fact Fridays

Atonement, Ecclesiology (Church), History Facts, Medieval History, Theology

Anselm & Abelard pt 1 – History Fact Friday

Introduction I decided to take a little break from writing about medieval politics to focus on a couple characters who deserve our attention. One crafted a theological argument that continues to reverberate in our theological treatises today. The other was possibly the best theological and philosophical mind that Europe ever produced. The first is so… Continue reading Anselm & Abelard pt 1 – History Fact Friday