“Anselm lived at a time known as the Middle Ages, because it came between the classical age of Greece and Rome on one side and the Renaissance on the other. It used to be called the Dark Ages, because after the fall of the Roman Empire, there were many problems and wars and most of the people couldn’t get an education. When Anselm was born, however, things had already started to change. The Middle Ages became a time of important discoveries and inventions.” – Anselm of Canterbury, page 58
I encourage you to take a look at this series and Anselm of Canterbury is a perfect book to start with. You will not be disappointed and I can assure you will come back for more titles in this series. The illustrations, photos of historical places, pictures of historical documents, timeline, did you know section and quotes from Anselm are the icing on the cake to an already wonderful Christian biography.
Let me leave you with a word from Anselm:
“It was fitting that as death had entered into the human race by the disobedience of man, so life would be restored by the obedience of man. And it was fitting that as the sin which was the cause of our condemnation had its beginning from a woman, so the Author of our justification and salvation would be born from a woman. And it was fitting that the devil, who had conquered man by persuading him to taste of the tree, would be conquered by man through the suffering-on-the-tree which he himself inflicted. There are also many other things, which when carefully examined, manifest a certain inexpressible beauty in our redemption’s having been accomplished in this manner.” ~ Anselm from Cur Deus Homo, chapter 3
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