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New Credo Podcast – Anselm: Faith, Reason, and the Fullness of Joy.

Who was Anselm of Canterbury? Those who have never read Anselm often caricature the medieval theologian as an esoteric logic chopper. A careful read of Anselm, however, reveals a different story. Anselm’s “perfect being” theology was not only the apologetic grounds of his ontological argument, but an entryway into his affirmation of both faith and reason. Anselm’s famous statement – God is “that than which none greater may be conceived” – was no bare proposition, but a declaration of praise. Anselm’s doxological reasoning defined his pursuit of happiness. In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Matthew Barrett is joined by Gavin Ortlund to discuss Anselm’s marriage of faith and reason in his pursuit of everlasting joy.

In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Matthew Barrett is joined by Gavin Ortlund to talk about Anselm’s marriage of faith and reason in his pursuit of joy in God.

 

Gavin Ortlund

Gavin Ortlund is Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. He has a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary in historical and theological studies. His published books include: Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future; Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage; Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation: Ancient Wisdom for Current Controversy; Why God Makes Sense of a World That Doesn’t: The Beauty of Christian Theism (forthcoming with Baker), and Anselm’s Pursuit of Joy: A Commentary on the Proslogion.

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the author of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Baker), coming this March (2021). He is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine and host of the Credo podcast. He is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Canon, Covenant and Christology; None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; and God’s Word Alone.

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