Friday, September 9, 2011

A Voice from the Past - Anselm

How he is omnipotent, although there are many things of which he is not capable. -- To be capable of being corrupted, or of lying, is not power, but impotence. God can do nothing by virtue of impotence, and nothing has power against him.

Anselm, 1033-1109, Proslogium, Chapter VII, (Proslogium; Monologium; An Appendix in Behalf of the Fool by Gaunilon; and Cur Deus Homo, trans. Sidney Norton Deane, The Open Court Publishing Co., 1926, p.25)

What does this teach us about God? What are its implications?

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