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Saint Anselm : a portrait in a landscape

Author: R W Southern
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this magisterial study of the life and work of St. Anselm, Sir Richard Southern provides the definitive study of one of the most complex and fascinating philosophical minds in Christian history. St. Anselm brings together all the elements of a man whose intensely concentrated search for God filled all the phases and aspects of his life and work. Nothing in Anselm's thinking was simply ordinary or typical of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Anselm, Saint Archbishop of Canterbury; Anselm, Saint.; Anselme, saint archevêque de Canterbury; Anselm, Saint Archbishop of Canterbury; Anselme, saint); Anselme, (saint ;; Anselm (von Canterbury); Anselmus, Cantuariensis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R W Southern
ISBN: 0521362628 9780521362627 0521438187 9780521438186
OCLC Number: 19590943
Description: xxix, 493 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Escape from confinement --
The year of decision --
Anselm and Lanfranc --
The years of silence --
Anselm's new start --
The great 'meditations' --
The nature and importance of friendship --
An unwelcome but enlarging world --
Anselm and the human condition --
'Release my soul from this slavery' --
A new archbishop's problems of obedience --
The liberty of the church --
The liberty of a monastic community --
An old liberty : the primacy of Canterbury --
Anselm's earliest theological disciples --
The collectors of Anselm's words and letters --
Eadmer and Anselm --
A backward glance.
Responsibility: R.W. Southern.
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In this magisterial study of the life and work of St. Anselm, Sir Richard Southern provides the definitive study of one of the most complex and fascinating philosophical minds in Christian history. St. Anselm brings together all the elements of a man whose intensely concentrated search for God filled all the phases and aspects of his life and work. Nothing in Anselm's thinking was simply ordinary or typical of his age. (Barenes & Noble).

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