Anselm of Canterbury
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo) (1974)
Anselm (b. 1033; d. 1109) flourished during the period of the Norman Conquest of England (1066), the call by Pope Urban II to the First Crusade (1095), and the strident Investiture Controversy. This latter dispute pitted Popes Gregory VII, Urban II, and Paschal II against the monarchs of Europe in regard to just who had the right—whether kings or bishops—to invest bishops and archbishops with their ecclesiastical offices. It is not surprising that R. W. Southern, Anselm’s present-day biographer, speaks of Anselm’s life as covering “one of the most momentous periods of change in European history, comparable to the centuries of the Reformation or the Industrial Revolution” (1990, p. 4). Yet it is ironic that Anselm, who began as a simple monk shunning all desire for fame, should nonetheless today have become one of the most famous intellectual figures of the Middle Ages. And it is even more ironic that this judgment holds true in spite of the fact that he wrote only eleven treatises or dialogues (not to mention his three meditations, nineteen prayers, and 374 letters).
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Nancy Kendrick (2011). The Non-Christian Influence on Anselm's Proslogion Argument. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 69 (2):73-89.
Similar books and articles
Mark Owen Webb (2005). In Defense of Anselm. Philo 8 (1):55-58.
Katherin Rogers (2009). Back to Eternalism. Faith and Philosophy 26 (3):320-338.
Ben Novak (2008). Anselm on Nothing. International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3):305-320.
Ian Logan (2008). Reading Anselm's Proslogion: The History of Anselm's Argument and its Significance Today. Ashgate Pub. Ltd..
Anselm (1900). Anselm of Canterbury. Edwin Mellen Press.
Jasper Hopkins (1983). Anselm on Freedom and the Will. Philosophy Research Archives 9:471-493.
Thomas Williams, Saint Anselm. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Paschal Baumstein (2007). Anselm of Canterbury and the Beauty of Theology. By David S. Hogg and Anselm of Canterbury and His Theological Inheritance. By Giles E. M. Gasper. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 48 (1):122–124.
Brian Davies & Brian Leftow (eds.) (2004). The Cambridge Companion to Anselm. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #386,965 of 1,410,190 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?