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RLS 122 Fall 2005 1 Reason and Revelation In the Mind and in the architecture   Varities of Scholasticism • Anselm (1033-1109): Bishop of England, Augustinian perspective “faith seeking understanding”; created – Ontological argument for God’s existence; God exists because one can’t think of God’s attributes and exclude existence. – Cur Deus Homo? Why did God become Man? • Abelard (1079-1142): Intellectual firebrand who, following a scandal with Heloise, wrote Yes and No (competing theological viewpoints) • Bernard of Clairvaux: Abelard’s opponent, monastic reformer, and devotee of Mary  
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Abelard and Bernard Anselm’s argument for the Incarnation of God struck many as too legalistic. Abelard argued instead that God became human out of love; Because God loved us first, we love God in return. Abelard’s affair with Heloise ended his academic career forcibly “retired” to a monastery Bernard of Clairvaux (Cistercian monk) – Cluny and Citeaux: two reform-minded Benedictine monasteries
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course RLS 102 taught by Professor Marlett during the Spring '08 term at The College of Saint Rose, Albany.

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