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Saint Anselm’s Book of Meditations and Prayers

By Anselm of Canterbury / Burns and Oates / 1872


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The thought and writing of Anselm of Canterbury has echoed through the fields of philosophy and theology for nearly 1,000 years. Widely considered the founder of scholasticism, Anselm’s method of study was rigorous and represented a seismic shift in medieval thought. In Saint Anselm’s Book of Meditations and Prayers the reader is brought into the very heart of this great saint’s spiritual experience, offering one of the first ontological arguments for the existence of God. The meditations discuss such topics as “the dignity and the woe of man’s estate,” “the penitent’s address to God his Father,” and “hope for the future.”

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Key Features

  • Presents 21 meditations and prayers from the founder of scholasticism
  • Includes an introduction by the archbishop of Westminster, Henry Edward
  • Anselm describes his personal spiritual experience

Product Details

  • Title: Saint Anselm’s Book of Meditations and Prayers
  • Translator: M. R.
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 320