TAN Direction St. Anselm of Canterbury Part 1: Historical Background


St. Anselm of Canterbury Part 1: Historical Background

TAN Publisher Conor Gallagher and Fr. Robert Nixon delve into the life of St. Anselm of Canterbury. Discover the historical background of this remarkably successful man who fought for the freedom of the Catholic Church from secular influence. He became the Archbishop of Canterbury and, still, today, serves as a great spiritual leader and director to modern readers who encounter his works.

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Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher is the CEO of TAN Books. He is the Executive Director of the Benedict Leadership Institute at Belmont Abbey College, and also on the Board of Trustees for Belmont Abbey College. He is a Board Member at Saint Joseph College Seminary for the Diocese of Charlotte.
He is the author of “If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents”, “Still Amidst the Storm: A Family Man’s Search for Peace in an Anxious World”, “Parenting for Eternity”, and he has a series of shorter books coming out, including “You Are Never Too Busy” and “You Have Only One Problem”. He and his wife Ashley are the parents of fifteen children.


Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB, is a monk of the Abbey of the Most Holy Trinity, New Norcia, Western Australia. There he serves as Director of the Institute for Benedictine Studies. He is a retreat master and liturgist. His interests include Medieval Latin literature, especially the lives of the saints.

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