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Papacy and Law in the Gregorian RevolutionThe Canonistic Work of Anselm of Lucca$
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Kathleen G. Cushing

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207245

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207245.001.0001

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Anselm of Lucca: A Sainted Gregorian Bishop

Anselm of Lucca: A Sainted Gregorian Bishop

(p.42) (p.43) 1 Anselm of Lucca: A Sainted Gregorian Bishop
Papacy and Law in the Gregorian Revolution

Kathleen G. Cushing

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the life of Anselm of Lucca as a Gregorian bishop. Where and what Anselm studied are matters of much debate. The two Vitae Anselmi are largely silent on Anselm’s early life and education, speaking only of his good knowledge of grammar, and acquaintance with dialectic. Between March 18 and April 21 1073, Anselm was designated as Bishop of Lucca by Pope Alexander II. Anselm’s biographers were concerned to demonstrate the ways in which Anselm’s life had been devoted to the promotion of ecclesiastical reform. Anselm’s episcopacy and the entire conflict with the canons was a struggle of a bishop looking to recover and stabilise his position, both in financial and pastoral terms.

Keywords:   Anselm, Vitae Anselmi, monk, bishop, ecclesiastical reform

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