The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm & The

The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm & The Proslogion Anselm of Aosta wrote the majority of his Prayers and Meditations betweenandand 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



10 thoughts on “The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm & 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 Thank


  2. 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.


  3. says:

    Thanks very very much, Anselm.


  4. says:

    fervent but tender for the patiently serious


  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 the text, St Ansel


  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 isakin 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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