A refereed e-journal of articles, discussion papers, and book reviews that examine the life, thought, teachings, and spirituality of Saint Anselm of Canterbury as well as proceedings of programs sponsored by the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies.

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  • Current Issue: Volume 13, Number 2 (Spring 2018)

    Metaphysics Colloquium

    The yearly Metaphysics Colloquium takes its inspiration from Pope John Paul II who in Fides et Ratio spoke of the need for continuing philosophical and theological speculation to come to an understanding of the Catholic faith. The 2017 Metaphysics Colloquium, which was the fifteenth since its inception, was held June 7-8, 2017. The topic for the colloquium was Saint Augustine on the Human Person as a Imago Dei.

     

    We are pleased to publish the three papers from the Colloquium: “Perceiving the Image of God in the Whole Human Person,” by Mark K. Spencer, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas, MN;  “Why the Imago Dei is in the Intellect Alone: A Criticism of a Phenomenology of Sensible Experience for Attaining an Image of God,” by Seamus J. O’Neill, Department of Philosophy, Memorial University of Newfoundland; and “The Image of God in Man Extended Upwards and Downwards Through Grace and Our Bodily Nature,” by Lawrence Feingold, Department of Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

     

    Papers from the Sixth Saint Anselm Conference

    We are also pleased to publish two papers from the Sixth Saint Anselm Conference, Saint Anselm, the Church, and the Reformers, held at Saint Anselm College, April 20-22, 2017: “What Everybody Knows Is Wrong with the Ontological Argument But Never Quite Says,” by Robert Anderson, Saint Anselm College; and “The Reception of Anselm in the Systematic Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg: A Genetic Investigation,” by Fr. Emery de Gaál, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

    Special Publication

    Finally, from time to time, the Journal has included previously unpublished material from the career of Donald J. Keefe, S.J., representing, as it uniquely does, Anselm's commitment to faith as a quaerens intellectum. In this issue, we are pleased to publish Keefe’s essay, Rescuing History from Historicism: The Eucharistic Unity of History.”

    Perceiving the Image of God in the Whole Human Person (PDF/76KB)

    By Mark K. Spencer

     

    Why the Imago Dei is in the Intellect Alone: A Criticism of a Phenomenology of Sensible Experience for Attaining an Image of God (PDF/682.8KB)

    By Seamus J. O’Neill

     

    The Image of God in Man Extended Upwards and Downwards Through Grace and Our Bodily Nature (PDF/404KB)

    By Lawrence Feingold

     

    What Everybody Knows Is Wrong with the Ontological Argument But Never Quite Says (PDF/385KB)

    By Robert Anderson

     

    The Reception of Anselm in the Systematic Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg: A Genetic Investigation (PDF/572.1KB)

    By Fr. Emery de Gaál,

     

    Rescuing History from Historicism: The Eucharistic Unity of History (PDF/413.8KB)

    By Donald J. Keefe, S.J.

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    The Saint Anselm Journal welcomes original articles, discussion papers, and book reviews that examine the life, thought, teachings, and influence of Saint Anselm of Canterbury. The journal accepts submissions written in English, French, or German.

    All submissions will be reviewed by members of the editorial board and will be adjudicated on the basis of scholarly merit. The editor will provide a response indicating acceptance or refusal within four months. The editor will determine the publication schedule. The editor reserves the right to ask for revisions or corrections in order to insure a standard format. The editor may solicit contributions.

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