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Definition of the noun anselm

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  1. an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of Anselm: Saint Anselm / St. Anselm
    • instance of: archbishop = a bishop of highest rank; saint = a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization


Who is Anselm?

Anselm a.k.a. Anselm of Canterbury: Saint Anselm of Canterbury, also called Anselm of Aosta after his birthplace and Anselm of |Bec after his monastery, was a Benedictine monk, philosopher, and prelate of the Church, 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.


  1. Anselm is a fictional character from the 1979 film Black Angel.
  2. Anselm is a fictional character from the 1977 film Cross of Iron.
  3. Anselm is a fictional character from the 2000 film A Question of Faith.
  4. Anselm is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Dreamers.

Phrases with Anselm

  1. st. anselm
  2. saint anselm

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Anselm

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Google previewThe Devotions of Saint Anselm Archbishop of Canterbury

St Anselm means that there is this difference between CHAPTER XI.

Google previewBy the Renewing of Your Minds (1997)

The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine by Ellen T. Charry

First, Anselm is an innovative spiritual guide and teacher who revitalized monasticism through a deep commitment to compassion, gentleness, love, and encouragement as the chief means of promoting rigorously disciplined monastic practice, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism: A-L (2000)

by William M. Johnston

Anselm wrote and circulated prayers, meditations, and treatises while engaging in an extensive correspondence. A number of the prayers and meditations eventually were collected (especially from 1070 to 1075) for wider ...

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1909)

bury, Anselm “ refused to be 'udged by any one save the pope himself, a doctrine w ich it seems no one was repared 'to deny”. Through the saint's firmness erban was recognized, and the pallium brought from him to England; but a little later ...

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Small photo of Aosta, Italy, May, 10, 2013. The monument to Anselm of Canterbury - philosopher, theologian, RevelatorSmall photo of MUNSTERSCHWARZACH, GERMANY - JULY 09, 2017: Saints Anselm of Canterbury, the bishops Liudger and Ansgar, missionary in Scandinavia, altar in Munsterschwarzach Abbey, Benedictine monastery, Germany.Small photo of Anselm. North Dakota. USA on a map.Small photo of Anselm. North Dakota. USA on a map.Small photo of Anselm. North Dakota. USA on a map.Small photo of Anselm. North Dakota. USASmall photo of ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Pope Alexander II, born Anselm of Baggio was pope from 30 September 1061 to his death in 1073., basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy on September 05, 2016. More...

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Theology is anthropology. (Anselm Feuerbach)
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