Archbishop Anselm 1093-1109: Bec Missionary, Canterbury by Sally N. Vaughn

By Sally N. Vaughn

St. Anselm's archiepiscopal occupation, 1093-1109, spanned the reigns of 2 kings: William Rufus (1087-1100) and the early years of Henry I (1100-1135). because the moment archbishop of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Anselm strove to increase the reforms of his instructor and mentor at Bec, and his predecessor at Canterbury, Archbishop Lanfranc (1070-1089). Exploring Anselm's thirty years as past and abbot of the massive, wealthy, Norman monastery of Bec, and instructor in its university, this ebook notes the wealth of reviews which ready Anselm for his archiepiscopal occupation. Anselm's highbrow strengths as a instructor, thinker and theologian are tested; his extremely popular theological texts, together with his renowned Prayers and Meditations, inspired his statesmanship as he handled conflicts with the continuously hostile King William Rufus. Sally Vaughn argues that Rufus' demise encouraged Anselm's contention with King Henry I, and fostered a extra subdued and civil clash among Anselm and Henry, which ended with cooperation among king and archbishop on the finish of Anselm's lifestyles: king and archbishop yoked jointly as oxen pulling the plow of the church throughout the land of britain. a last bankruptcy studies Anselm's top of energy as a great administrator over Canterbury and Primate over the church buildings of all Britain, within which place his fans defined him as 'Pope of one other world'. the ultimate part encompasses a collection of unique resource fabric together with archiepiscopal letters drawn essentially from Lambeth Palace Library.

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Thus Anselm’s Bec career spanned more than thirty years—an important prelude to his archiepiscopal career. During this time, he established other dependent abbeys and priories of Bec. These included Lessay, ruled by Bec monk Roger (1080–1106); Cormeilles, ruled by Bec monk William (1094–1109); and Ivry, ruled by Bec monk Durand (c. 1071). Saint-Ouen of Rouen was ruled by Bec/Caen monk Helgot (1092–1112), former prior of Caen; and Saint-Wandrille, Fécamp, and Mont-Saint-Michel themselves came to be ruled by Bec monks, respectively Lanfranc (Archbishop Lanfranc’s nephew), 1089–1091; William of Rots, 1079–1107; and Roger monk of Caen, 1085–1105 (recall that Caen monks were “sons of our sons” to Bec).

Bernard J. Muir and Andrew J. Turner, eds, Introduction to The Life of Saint Wilfrid by 56 57 Eadmer (University of Exeter Press, Exeter, 1998), xix. Archbishop Anselm 1093–1109 18 gleaned from earlier vitae. ”58 Let us keep this in mind as we assess Eadmer’s biographies of Anselm. There is just one more major source to discuss for Anselm’s archiepiscopal career: the work of a man who may well have been Eadmer’s student, the famed and skilled historian William of Malmesbury. St. ”59 That Bec abbot whom God had destined as Canterbury’s archbishop was “a man holy through and through, and meticulously educated.

5 Gilbert Crispin, Vita Herluini, edited in J. Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, Abbot of Westminster (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1911), 87–110; here at p. 100. For translation, see Sally N. Vaughn, The Abbey of Bec and the Anglo-Norman State (Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1981), 67–86. See also the excerpt from this seminal tract in Part II, 2a, with a new and improved translation. Hereafter VH, with page references to the Robinson edition and the Vaughn translation. The Bec Background: A Missionary Mentality 25 and brothers,”6 suggesting that this notion appeared almost immediately on Saint-Etienne’s foundation.

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