Our faith has to be defended by reason against the impious, not against those who admit rejoicing in the honor of being called Christians. Of these one can justly demand that they hold unshaken the pledge given in baptism; but the former must be shown by reason how irrationally they scorn us. A Christian should progress through faith to understanding, not reach faith through understanding, or, if he cannot understand, fall away from faith. Indeed, someone who can attain understanding should rejoice, but someone who cannot understand, should venerate what he is unable to comprehend.

— Anselm: The Joy of Faith by William H. Shannon (pg. 85) (from Anselm's Letters, Letter 136)

The O'Rourke Saint Anselm Collection of the Geisel Library consists of primary and secondary materials documenting the life and works of Saint Anselm, Abbot of Bec and Archbishop of Canterbury.

Works by Saint Anselm
Including works in translation.

"Anselm Articles"
A collection of articles shelved in the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies room. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for access.

Institute for Saint Anselm Studies
An academic research center conducted by Saint Anselm College and established to promote and encourage the study of the life, thought, and spirituality of Saint Anselm of Canterbury, the patron of the college.

Works about Saint Anselm
Including his life and writings.

Materials in the Anselm Collection
All items in the Anselm Collection.

The Saint Anselm Journal
A refereed e-journal of articles, discussion papers, and book reviews that examine the life, thought, teachings, and spirituality of Saint Anselm of Canterbury.