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Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm with the Proslogion

Anselm of Aosta - Author

Benedicta Ward - Translator

Benedicta Ward - Introduction by

R. W. Southern - Foreword by

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ISBN 9780140442786 | 288 pages | 29 Nov 1979 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Combining personal ardor and scrupulous theology, Prayers and Meditations offers an intimate view of this Archbishop of Canterbury, most noted for his acceptance of rational inquiry into the mysteries of faith.
The Prayers and Meditations of Saint Anselm with the Proslogion

Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction

1. Background to the Prayers and Meditations
1. The Liturgy: The Divine Office, The Kalendar and the Mass
2. The "Preces Privatae"
3. "Meditari aut legere"
4. John of Fécamp

2. The Prayers and Meditations
1. The Anselmian Pattern of Prayer: "In cubiculum meum," "Excite Mentem," "Compunctio Cordis," "In Caelis"
2. The Content of the Prayers
3. The Prayers
4. Meditations 1 and 2
5. Meditation on Human Redemption and Proslogion
6. Conclusion
Notes

The Prayers and Meditations
Preface
Letters to the Countess Mathilda
1. Prayer to God
2. Prayer to Christ
3. Prayer before Receiving the Body and Blood of Christ
4. Prayer to Holy Cross
A Letter to Gundolf
5. Prayer to St. Mary (1)
6. Prayer to St. Mary (2)
7. Prayer to St. Mary (3)
8. Prayer to St. John the Baptist
9. Prayer to St. Peter
10. Prayer to St. Paul
11. Prayer to St. John the Evangelist (1)
12. Prayer to St. John the Evangelist (2)
13. Prayer to St. Stephen
A Letter to Prior Baldric
14. Prayer to St. Nicholas
15. Prayer to St. Benedict
16. Prayer to St. Mary Magdalene
17. Prayer by a Bishop or Abbot to the Patron Saint of his Church
18. Prayer for Friends
19. Prayer for Enemies
A Letter from Durandus
Meditation 1
Meditation 2
Meditation on Human Redemption
Proslogion
Notes

Appendix - The Development of the Prayers
1. The Circulation and Influence of the Prayers
2. Early Additions to the Collection: Ralph of Battle, Elmer of Canterbury
Notes to the Appendix