The Prayers and Meditations Paperback

by Saint Anselm;

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The Prayers and Meditations

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Mostly written between 1070 and 1080, before he became Archbishop of Canterbury, the prayers and meditations of Anselm of Aosta created a tradition of intimate, intensely personal devotional works written in subtle and theologically daring prose. While the "Prayer to God" is based on the "Lord's Prayer", the "Prayer to Christ" is inspired by ardent private emotion and other prayers invest saints with individual attributes, with John the Baptist as the friend, Peter as the shepherd and Mary Magdalene as the forgiving lover, among many others. The meditations include a searching exploration of the state of the soul and a lament on the loss of purity, and the "Proslogion" discusses the mysteries of faith. With their bright imagery, beautiful language and highly original thought, the works of Anselm have secured a lasting place in both religious and secular literature.

The Prayers and Meditations by Saint Anselm was published by Penguin Books in May 1973 and is our 46618th best seller. The ISBN for The Prayers and Meditations is 9780140442786.

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Details for The Prayers and Meditations

Page last updated 21st August 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback (B format)
PublisherPenguin Books (May 1973)
EditionNew ed
Number of Pages288
Thickness1 mm
Height1 mm
Width1 mm
Product Code16094
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