St. Anselm's Ontological Argument for God's Existence


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Who authored the first ontological argument?

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1. Which of these did Anselm write?

2. When Anselm referred to God he meant a

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will focus primarily on the ontological argument, Anselm's writings, Anselm's explanation of God, and critiques of Anselm's ideas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To state it more expressly, you will be asked about:

  • The author of the first ontological argument
  • Writings of Anselm
  • Anselm's reference to God
  • The argument of Anselm
  • Examples of critiques on the work of Anselm

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the ontological argument and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Anselm's ideas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding criticism of Anselm

Additional Learning

You can broaden your horizon on Anselm's arguments by watching our associated video lesson. This lesson, St. Anselm's Ontological Argument for God's Existence, will be on:

  • The idea of God
  • Reality versus idea
  • The counter-argument