Cur Deus Homo

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The statue of St Anselm outside Canterbury Cathedral, holding a copy of Cur Deus Homo in its right hand.

Cur Deus Homo? (Latin for "Why was God a Man?"), usually translated Why God Became a Man, is a book written by St Anselm of Canterbury in the period of 1094-1098. In this work he proposes the satisfaction view of the atonement.

The beginning of the Cur Deus Homo’s prologue, from a 12th-century manuscript held at Lambeth Palace.

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