St. Anselm: A Portrait in a Landscape / Edition 1

St. Anselm: A Portrait in a Landscape / Edition 1

by Richard W. Southern
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Cambridge University Press

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St. Anselm: A Portrait in a Landscape / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780521438186
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 523
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. From Birth to Rebirth 1033-1070: 1. Escape from confinement; 2. The year of decision; 3. Anselm and Lanfranc; 4. The years of silence; Part II. The Radiant Years 1070-1093: 5. Anselm's new start; 6. The great 'meditations'; 7. The nature and importance of friendship; 8. An unwelcome but enlarging world; Part III. A Monastic Viewin a Developing World 1093-1109: 9. Anselm and the human condition; 10. 'Release my soul from this slavery'; 11. A new archbishop's problems of obedience; 12. The liberty of the church; 13. The liberty of a monastic community; 14. An old liberty: the primacy of Canterbury; Part IV. The Harvest of Friends and Disciples: 15. Anselm's earliest theological disciples; 16. The collectors of Anselm's words and letters; 17. Eadmer and Anselm; 18. A backward glance; Appendix; Index.

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