Anselm of Canterbury Paperback
His life and legacy
by Benedicta Ward;
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Anselm of Canterbury
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Accounts from Anselm’s friends and enemies, and his letters, prayers and meditations, are combined with the author’s in-depth knowledge of the times to present a rounded picture of a unique Christian figure who speaks to us today, challenging many of our assumptions about his world and ours.
Benedicta Ward is a sister of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God, based in Oxford. She is Reader in the History of Christian Spirituality at the University of Oxford and an honorary lecturer at Harris Manchester College. She has written a number of books on early monasticism and on the Middle Ages, and is one of the world’s most knowledgeable writers on the legacy of the Desert Fathers and Mothers.
Anselm of Canterbury by Benedicta Ward was published by SPCK in April 2009 and is our 31581st best seller. The ISBN for Anselm of Canterbury is 9780281061044.
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Anselm of CanterburyJohn Irvine, via The Good Book Stall
Anselm is a unique figure in the panoply of Christian thinkers and in this book Benedicta Ward, an Anglican nun and reader at the University of Oxford, brings him vividly to life. A European, he was called at the age of sixty to come to England and succeed Lanfranc as the Archbishop of Canterbury. Anselm’s main concerns were proofs of the existence of God, why God became man, the veneration of saints and their relics and the origin of the soul. These are weighty subjects but Sister Ward makes them comprehensible and significant through her own clear understanding of them and her ability to clarify and share that understanding with the reader. Anselm died exactly nine hundred years ago. Since then he has been continuously studied, discussed, argued about and challenged by philosophers and theologians. This work is a valuable addition to the list.
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Details for Anselm of Canterbury
|Page last updated||25th February 2017|
|Author / Artist||Benedicta Ward|
|Publisher||SPCK (April 2009)|
|Number of Pages||208|