The non-Christian influence on Anselm's Proslogion argument

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This paper considers Anselm’s Proslogion argument against a background of historical events that include philosophical disputes between Christian and Jewish polemicists. I argue that the Proslogion argument was addressed, in part, to non-Christian theists and that it offered a response to Jewish polemicists who had argued that the Christian conception of God as an instantiated unity was irrational. Anselm is not trying to convince atheists that there really is a God. He is arguing that the Christian conception of God is logically coherent
Keywords Existential  Necessity  Instantiation  Polemics  Incarnation  Unbecoming  Fittingness
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