anntonement

anntonement - Diana Bartley Religion 215 21 March 2007...

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Diana Bartley Religion 215 21 March 2007 Professor MacDonald Why did God have to become a human being? The philosophy of Anselm asks this question and focuses on salvation as the answer. Anselm directs attention on the problem of sin and how it creates a debt for humanity to owe to God. He finds a solution to this through the death of Christ and how it is seen as a gift given by Jesus that satisfies and pays the debt for all of humanity. Sin, to Anselm, is a debt we owe to God. He centers his thought on the obedience and honor that we owe to God and how we violate this honor by sinning. This sin that we commit produces an imbalance and creates a situation in which God just forgive sin. To not give this honor to God is seen as stealing from him, an insult, we must give back more that what we have taken away in order to fully restore honor and satisfy God. Anselm emphasizes that God will have his honor restored, be it through satisfaction or punishment. Anselm questions, if humans need to restore this honor, what must they do?
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