Dr. Paul Schaefer (my systematic theology professor) on Anselm’s Satisfaction Theory of the Atonement…. It’s beautiful.

“God could not simply overlook sin; it had robbed God of His honor, leaving him the alternatives of punishment (which would frustrate his purposes) or receiving adequate satisfaction for the dishonor done to him. Yet humankind must take the satisfaction, having committed the offence. Hence, only God is able to provide it, only a human can properly make it. The Solution lies with one who is both divine and human.”


Nate said...

Thus: Cur Deus Homo

Imagine how much more profound this was for Anselm's readers. It is amazing to us- imagine the first readers of this. Wow!