This chapter looks in detail at the Trinity. After examining the metaphysics of the Trinity as Anselm understands it, it turns to his constructive arguments for the doctrine: first for the divinity of the Word; second, for the distinctness of the Word from the Father; and third, for the procession of the Holy Spirit from both Father and Word. There are two works in which Anselm engages philosophically with Trinitarian doctrine. In the Monologion, he makes his constructive case for the doctrine, and in De incarnatione Verbi he clarifies the metaphysics of the Trinity in order to meet a challenge posed by Roscelin of Compiégne.
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