“Should they not learn to recognise the Artificer by the contemplation of his works? … Such great beauty even creatures have, reason is well able to contemplate the Source from which these perfections came.” (Wisdom xiii, 1, 5)
“[T]hat which is known of God is manifest in them… For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made: his eternal power also and divinity” (Romans i, 19-20)
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- God: His Knowability, Essence, and Attributes: A Dogmatic Treatise, Prefaced by a Brief General Introduction to the Study of Dogmatic Theology, 1st edition, by Rev. Joseph Pohle, Ph.D., authorized English version with some abridgment and added references by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Freiburg, London: B. Herder; 1911). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Open Library and Internet Archive. The 2nd edition, (St. Louis, Freiburg, London: B. Herder; 1914) is available at HathiTrust Digital Library.
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O God, who didst give blessed Anselm to be thy people’s minister in eternal salvation; grant, we pray, that we who have him for teacher of life here on earth, may also deserve now that he is in heaven, to have him for an advocate. (From the Office for the Feast of Saint Anselm)