ARCHBISHOP of CANTERBURY and an important figure in medieval CHURCH-State disputes. He is best remembered for his PHILOSOPHICAL works including his ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT for the EXISTENCE of GOD and with work on the ATONEMENT Cur Deus Homo? where he argued that CHRIST died as a satisfaction due to the outraged majesty of God created by human SIN.

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