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Evangelical Succession: Columba, Anselm, Bernard and Wiclif

This book contains a collection of lectures about notable Christian leaders through history, including Saint Columba, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and John Wiclif. In most cases the lecturers chosen had written full-length books on their chosen subject. My thanks to Bood Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for…

Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm by Richard W. Church

This is a brief sketch of the life of Saint Anselm of Canterbury written by the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Richard W. Church. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain work available for digitisation. Richard William Church [1815-1890], Saint Anselm. London: Macmillan & Co., 1885. Hbk. pp.303. [Click…

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Sketches of Church History from 600 to 1300 AD by G.S.M. Walker

That the so-called “Dark Ages” contained a surprising amount of light soon becomes clear from the pages of this second volume in the Paternoster Church History. Even the Medieval Papacy, whose rise and fall is, broadley speaking, covered by the period of this book, and which became a laughing-stock and was treated as a scandal,…

Anselm of Canterbury

Anselm of Canterbury and His Work

Anselm, bishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109, is probably best remembered for his work Cur Deus Homo? – Why Did God Become Man? In it he attempted to explain the atonement in terms of the medieval feudal system. Adam Welch makes clear his significance in church history, noting that he is even credited as…