Anselm of Canterbury: A Monastic Scholar


Benedicta Ward SLG

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0067-5

LENGTH: 25 pages

Fairacres Publications 62

1973 Rev 2003  2/2011

An examination of the relationship between Anselm’s scholarship and life as a monk. Simplicity, love, compassion and gentleness combined with a disciplined mind.

Saint Anselm (1033-1109), Abbot of the Monastery of Bec in northern France, became Archbishop of Canterbury under William Rufus and Henry I. In her short study of one of the most original thinkers of the early Middle Ages, Sister Benedicta Ward discusses the relationship between Anselm’s scholarship and his life as a monk. He combines a disciplined mind with simplicity, love, compassion and gentleness. His understanding of the inter-connections of reason and faith, thought and prayer, remains significant for Christian theology.

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25 pages


Benedicta Ward SLG



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

Sister Benedicta Ward SLG (1933–2022) entered the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God in 1955. She taught spirituality in the University of Oxford and was an Emeritus Fellow of Harris Manchester College. She wrote a number of books on early monasticism and on the Middle Ages, and was one of the world’s leading writers on the legacy of the Desert Fathers. Her published works include books on the Desert Fathers, the Venerable Bede, St Anselm, and on miracles and relics in the Christian tradition.

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