The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm with the

Anselm of Aosta wrote the majority of his Prayers and Meditations between 1070 and 1080 and created a tradition of intimate intensely personal prayer that drastically altered the Christian attitude to private devotion Anselm's ardor literary brilliance and scrupulous theology have secured him admiration And as Archbishop of Canterbury his tussle with the early Norman kings earned him a place in secular history as well The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm with the Proslogion


About the Author: Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm of Canterbury c 1033 1109 also called Anselm of Aosta after his birthplace and Anselm of Bec after his monastery was a Benedictine monk philosopher and prelate of the Church who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109 Called the founder of scholasticism he has been a major influence in Western theology and is famous as the originator of the ontologica



9 thoughts on “The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm with the Proslogion

  1. says:

    I'm not sure how to process all the prayers to saints deep devotion but screams idolatry to my Protestant scruples but a wonderful example of true theology which should lead to prayer and meditation Ironic or is it? that the theologian who gave us the doctrine of the substitutionay atonement should have prayed so fervently to Mary and John the Baptist


  2. says:

    fervent but tender for the patiently serious


  3. says:

    Even though I was brought up Protestant Anselm's writing is just pure His heart is humble his theology is bullet proof and his writing skill is impressive I pick this book up at least twice a year


  4. says:

    Thanks very very much Anselm


  5. says:

    My thoughts on St Anselm's book are mostly negative but I will admit these feelings are based on a first impression of reading the text St Anselm appears to be hiding a rather weak argument for the existence of God in a rather tortuous scholastic maze The text is filled with an abundant supply of tautologies that for the vast majority of the time spent reading th


  6. says:

    An important Saint in the Western Church but certainly dated in outlook Who today prays to St Peter to keep the gate key turned on open for my soul to pass through? And who today would ascribe a certain lethargy at times as sin rather than simply occasional laziness or enjoyment of leisure? This is one serious fellow


  7. says:

    This book is a bit hard to review because it is very dense philosophy and the style is akin to Plato than to modern Christian apologetics However the book was a very moving meditation on God's being and the universe which I would recommend reading carefully


  8. says:

    starting with the De Libertate Arbitrii and making my way through


  9. says:

    Glorious not to mention awful


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