Abelard | Duns Scotus | Gottschalk | Thomas Aquinas | William of Ockham | Wycliffe

Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning by Reginald Poole

This is a collection of sketches from Medieval Church history and includes studies on Gottschalk, John Scotus, Peter Abelard, Thomas Aquinas and John Wycliffe. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this book available for digitisation. Reginald Lane Poole [1857-1939], Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning, 2nd edn. London:…

1st Crusade | Abelard | Anselm of Canterbury | Crusades | Dominicans | Franciscans | Gregory I | Monasticism | Pope Innocent III | St Boniface | St Francis | St. Bonaventure | Thomas Aquinas | Waldenses

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…

Augustine of Canterbury | Celtic Church | England | Islam | Medieval Missions | St Boniface | St Columba | St Columbanus | St Patrick

Seven Lectures on Medieval Missions by Thomas Smith D.D.

These seven lectures on medieval missions include within their scope material on Clovis and Clotilda, Paternus, Columba, Augustine of Canterbury, Aidan, Columbanus, Brunehilde, Boniface, Willebrord, Anskar and Ramon Llull. They appear on-line thanks to Redcliffe College, who recently asked me to digitise 1,000 mission books from their library. This book is in the Public Domain….

Augustine of Canterbury | Celtic Church | Medieval Missions | St Boniface | St Columba | St Patrick

History of Medieval Missions by George Maclear

George Maclear’s History of the Christian Mission in the Middle Ages records the spread of Christianity in Europe and beyond from 340 to 1520 AD. Along the way he discussed the contributions to mission made by St. Columba, St. Patrick, Augustine of Canterbury and St. Boniface. Works on this period are fairly rare, so it…