By Sally N, Professor Vaughn
St Anselm's archiepiscopal occupation, 1093-1109, spanned the reigns of 2 kings: William Rufus and the early years of Henry I. because the moment archbishop of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Anselm strove to increase the reforms of his instructor and mentor at Bec, and his predecessor at Canterbury, Archbishop Lanfranc.
Exploring Anselm's thirty years as past and Abbot of the massive, wealthy, Norman monastery of Bec, and instructor in its tuition, this ebook notes the wealth of stories which ready Anselm for his archiepiscopal career--in specific Bec's missionary perspective towards England. Sally Vaughn examines Anselm's highbrow strengths as a instructor, thinker and theologian: exploring his extremely popular theological texts, together with his renowned Prayers and Meditations, and the way his statesmanship used to be inspired as he handled clash with the adverse King William Rufus. Vaughn argues that Rufus's demise stimulated Anselm's contention with King Henry I and fostered a extra subdued and civil clash among Anselm and Henry which ended with cooperation among king and archbishop on the finish of Anselm's lifestyles. King and archbishop became‘yoked jointly as oxen pulling the plow of the church in the course of the land of England’. Anselm’s ultimate years on the top of strength show a good administrator over Canterbury and Primate over the church buildings of all Britain, during which place his fans defined him as 'Pope of one other world'. the ultimate part encompasses a collection of unique resource fabric together with archiepiscopal letters drawn essentially from Lambeth Palace Library.
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