20 December 2014

Cur Deus Homo

The Birth of Jesus
by Giotto di Bondone
"If, therefore, as is agreed, it is necessary that the  heavenly city should have its full complement made up by members of the human race, and this cannot be the case if the recompense of which we have spoken is not paid, which no one can pay except God, and no one ought to pay except man: it is necessary that a God-Man should pay it."

-from Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works p. 320

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