Anselm of Canterbury

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There is one thing that matters—to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
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Anselm of Canterbury (10331109-04-21) was an Italian-born prelate and scholastic theologian, who moved first to Normandy and then to England. He was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 until his death.


  • Ergo domine...credimus te esse aliquid quo nihil maius cogitari possit.
    • Therefore, lord...we believe that you are something than which nothing greater can be thought.
    • Proslogion, ch. 2; Gregory Schufreider Confessions of a Rational Mystic: Anselm's Early Writings (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1994) pp. 324-5.

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