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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.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Recent Publications - October 2013

D. Robidoux, OSB (ed), A Man Born Out of Due Time: New Perspectives on St. Anselm of Canterbury, Lantern Books, New York 2013:
  • S. McGurk, OSB, 'Introduction'
  • S. McGurk, OSB, 'Anselm through the Eyes of Eadmer'
  • J.-C. Nault, OSB, 'The First Chapter of St Anselm's Proslogion'
  • M. Gorman, 'St. Anselm, Teacher and Model'
  • A. Inman, 'Anselm, Richard Dawkins and the Ontological Argument'
  • M. Hall, OSB, 'A Homily on Saint Anselm'
  • A. Bellenger, OSB, 'Anselm, the Monk-Archbishop'
  • H. Feiss, OSB, 'Saint Anselm: The Need to be Free'
  • D. Robidoux, OSB, 'Necessity in St Anselm's Notion of Method in Theology'
  • J. Wiseman, OSB, 'Anselm of Canterbury and Meister Eckhart'
  • R. Kennedy, 'The Scope and Purpose of St. Anselm's 'Two-Wills Doctrine' in His Dialogue on the Fall of the Devil'
  • P. Madigan, SJ, 'Review of B. Ward, Anselm of Canterbury: His Life and Legacy'
M. Elam, 'The Value of Imperfection in Anselm of Canterbury's Marian Prayers' in American Benedictine Review, 64 (2013) 252-266.

R. Gameson, 'Review of Samu Niskanen, The letter collections of Anselm of Canterbury, Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia, 61, Brepols, Turnhout 2011' in Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 64 (2013) 843-844.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Recent Publications - September 2013

 G.E.M. Gasper & S.H. Gullbekk, 'Money and its use in the thought and experience of Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury (1093-1109)' in Journal of Medieval History, 38 (2012) 155-182.

I. Logan, 'Review of E. Sweeney, Anselm of Canterbury and the Desire for the Word, Catholic University of America Press 2012' in New Blackfriars, 94 (2013) 622-623.