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Anselm of Canterbury
b. 1033 – d. April 21, 1109 • Bishop • Monk • Philosopher • Theologian
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Anselm
Anselm. Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109) was born in Aosta, Piedmont (England). He became a prior in a Benedictine monastery and was later appointed archbishop of Canterbury (1093). Anselm’s major works include Proslogion, Monologion, Cur Deus Homo?, and Truth.Philosophically, Anselm’s ideas were molded
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109)
Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109)Born in Aosta, North Italy, trained at Bec, Normandy and appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Anselm was anything but provincial. Raised by a Christian mother and a pagan father, converted only later in life, taking a monastic vow and later joining the ranks of
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Anselm of Canterbury
Anselm of Canterbury(1033?–1109). In the late Middle Ages the attempt to use philosophy to explain Christian faith was called scholasticism. The founder of scholasticism was St. Anselm, a philosopher, theologian, monk, and archbishop.Anselm was born at Aosta, Italy, in about 1033. In his youth he resisted
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Anselm, St.
Anselm (St.).—Archbishop of Canterbury; born at Aosta, Italy, in 1033. William II., during a dangerous illness, resolved to restore the estates which he had taken from the different churches; and, urged by his nobles, he nominated the learned Anselm, Abbot of Bec, in Normandy, to the See of Canterbury.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Anselm of Canterbury
Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109). Philosopher and theologian who is considered to be the father of the scholastic theology that ruled in the schools and universities during the High Middle Ages. He was born in Aosta, Italy. His father was a landowner, which in that period indicated that his family had
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Anselm
AnselmAnselm of Canterbury (c. 1033–1109) entered the monastery at Bec, Normandy, where Lanfranc was abbot. Lanfranc became archbishop of Canterbury in 1070, and Anselm became his successor in 1093. Augustine and Boethius were two main influences upon his thought. É. Gilson has called Anselm “the Father
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Anselm of Canterbury, St.
Anselm of Canterbury, St. (c. 1033–1109). One the most influential thinkers of the early Scholastic period, Anselm, born in Italy, rose to prominence in the church, first as the abbot of the monastery of Bec in Normandy and then in 1093 as the archbishop of Canterbury in England. In the great debate
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Anselm
TheologiansAnselmReluctant bishop with a remarkable mind“No one but one who is God-man can make the satisfaction by which man is saved.”In the Middle Ages, it was customary for bishops-elect to make a show of protest to signify their modesty. When Anselm, an Italian monk from Normandy, was
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Anselm of Canterbury
Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109). One of the greatest medieval theologians, though his immediate influence was largely limited to a small circle of fellow monks. Born in northern Italy and educated at the best new schools of grammar and dialectic in northern France, he became a monk at age twenty-seven
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Anselm (c. 1033–1109)
ANSELM (c. 1033–1109)Born in Aosta in Italy, at the age of twenty-six Anselm became a *Benedictine monk, entering the abbey of Bec in Normandy. In 1063 he was made prior, in succession to Lanfranc (c. 1005–89), and fifteen years later abbot, a post he held for a further fifteen years (1078–93). He then
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Anselm of Canterbury
ANSELM OF CANTERBURY (1033–1109)Archbishop of Canterbury; sometimes described as the founder of ScholasticismBorn in Aosta (northwest Italy) of noble family, Anselm was educated at the abbey of St. Leger, where the classical curriculum trained him for the clarity of expression later characteristic