Thoughts on the Way Home

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Last Adam


“For when death had entered into the human race through man’s disobedience, it was fitting that life should be restored through the obedience of man. When the sin which was the cause of our condemnation had its beginning from a woman, it was fitting for the author of our justice and salvation to be born of a woman. Since the devil, when he tempted man, conquered him by the tasting of a tree, it was fitting for him to be conquered by man’s bearing of suffering on a tree.

And a good many other things, when we consider them carefully, show the inexpressible beauty of our redemption, thus accomplished.”

— Anselm of Canterbury, Cur Deus Homo

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