Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 – 21 April 1109) was a Benedictine monk, who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. Called the founder of scholasticism, he has been a major influence in Western theology and is famous as the originator of the ontological argument for the existence of God and the satisfaction theory of atonement. Anselm was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1720 by a Papal Bull of Pope Clement XI.
A friend sent me this prayer written by St. Anselm of Canterbury, a twelfth-century theologian and philosopher. Anselm is famous for an ontological proof for the existence of God. He held that the concept of God is unique in that anyone who understands what is meant by the the question “Does God exist?” will see that the answer must be “Yes.” Philosophers today still debate Anselm’s proof. One of them said that “it is one of the most exasperating arguments in the history of philosophy…
April 21st - Saint Anslem: Saint Anselm was a Benedictine monk, Christian philosopher, and scholar who is recognized for many intellectual accomplishments, including his application of reason in exploring the mysteries of faith and for his definition of theology as "faith seeking understanding."
Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr: Because of Matt Abraxas’s luminous illustrations and Carr's own well-researched storytelling, this beautiful book for children is also a fascinating introduction to Anselm for teens and adults.