Reading Anselm: Context and Criticism

A conference to be held at Boston College, 27-30 July 2015.

For more details go to conference website.
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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Eileen Sweeney podcast

Eileen Sweeney, author of Anselm of Canterbury and the Desire for the Word speaks on Anselm in a History of Philosophy without any gaps podcast.

You can find my review of Professor Sweeney's book here.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Reading Anselm: Context and Criticism, Boston College, July 2015

In July 2015 the first major international Anselm conference since the Canterbury conference of 2009 will take place in Boston. Keynote speakers are William Aird, Marcia Colish, Burcht Pranger, Denys Turner and Nicholas Watson.

You can find details of the conference and the call for papers at

Friday, 12 September 2014

Oxford day conference - Southern and Anselm

I have organised a day conference in Oxford with the support of Blackfriars (where I am a fellow) and St John's College. This is one of the first events to take place under the aegis of the nascent International Association for Anselm Studies (IAAS). Details of an international conference in Boston in July 2015 will follow shortly.

A day conference on the impact of Sir Richard Southern's St Anselm and His Biographer more than 50 years after its publication

At Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY
Saturday, 25 October 2014, 10.00 to 17.00

Speakers: Gillian Evans, Giles Gasper, David Luscombe, Alexander Murray, Samu Niskanen

Cost - £10; Students - free
Lunch and refreshments provided

A limited number of travel bursaries available for postgraduate students travelling within the UK

To book a place or for further information, you can contact me by clicking on this button:

You can also download a poster for the event HERE

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Recent Publications - July 2014


K. Burgess-Jackson, 'Does Anselm beg the question?' in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 76 (2014) 5-18.

A. Rosato, 'The Interpretation of Anselm's Teaching on Christ's Satisfaction for Sin from Alexander of Hales to Duns Scotus' in Franciscan Studies, 71 (2013) 411-444.

B. Gowers, 'Review of S. Niskanen, The Letter Collections of Anselm of Canterbury' in English Historical Review, 129 (2014) 417-419.

J.D. Wood, 'Review of M.Corbin, SJ, La grace de la liberté: Augustin et Anselme' in Reviews in Religion and Theology, 21 (2014) 330-333.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Recent Publications - April 2014

A.D. Smith, Anselm's Other Argument, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2014.
IL comment: I will be reviewing this book for a philosophy journal and will post a link when it appears. 

T.A. Heslop, 'St Anselm and the Visual Arts at Canterbury Cathedral, 1093-1109' in A. Bovey (ed.), Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology at Canterbury, British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, Vol 35, Leeds: Maney Publishing, 2013, pp. 204-216.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Recent Publications - March 2014 - Updated

T. Clemmons, 'Review of E. Sweeney, Anselm of Canterbury and the Desire for the Word, Catholic University of America Press 2012' in Religious Studies Review, 40 (2014) 49.

 S. Marritt, 'Review of J. Truax, Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bec. Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket, (The Archbishops of Canterbury Series), Ashgate 2012' in Catholic Historical Review, 100 (2014) 122-123.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Recent Publications - December 2013

F.B.A. Asiedu, From Augustine to Anselm: the influence of De trinitate on the Monologion, Brepols, Turnhout 2012.

N. Reibe, 'Review of G.E.M. Gasper & I. Logan (Edd.), Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy, (Durham Medieval and Renaissance Monographs and Essays, vol. 2), Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham, and Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, 2012' in Religious Studies Review, 39 (2013) 277-277.