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The Imitation of Christ By Thoma à Kempis à Kempis
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The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life... More > arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament". The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world, as opposed to an active imitation of Christ by other friars. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life.< Less
The Imitation of Christ By Thomas à Kempis
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The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life... More > arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament". The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world, as opposed to an active imitation of Christ by other friars. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life.< Less
The Imitation of Christ By Thoma à Kempis
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The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life... More > arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament". The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world, as opposed to an active imitation of Christ by other friars. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life.< Less
Imitation of Christ By Thomas a Kempis
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Thomas a Kempis is credited as the author of this extraordinary book. The truths contained herein are so universal, so real to so many people that this book has out-sold and been out-read versus... More > every other book in all of history, save the Bible alone. Open its pages and the riches of spiritual treasure leap off the page at you in short, but poignant chapters that make digestion and meditation very easy to do.< Less
Imitation of Christ By Thomas a Kempis
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Thomas a Kempis is credited as the author of this extraordinary book. The truths contained herein are so universal, so real to so many people that this book has out-sold and been out-read versus... More > every other book in all of history, save the Bible alone. Open its pages and the riches of spiritual treasure leap off the page at you in short, but poignant chapters that make digestion and meditation very easy to do.< Less
The Imitation of Christ By Thomas á Kempis, Rev. William Benham
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The Imitation of Christ is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions, starting with "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", and ending with "On... More > the Blessed Sacrament". The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the inner spiritual life and withdrawal from the world. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ.< Less
The Imitation of Christ By Thomas A Kempis
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The Imitation of Christ is a 15th-century writing from the German-Dutch mystical school. First published anonymously in Latin ca. 1418, the work is a manual of devotion intended to assist the soul... More > with its pursuit of holiness and communion with God. Its sentences are statements, not arguments, and are pitched in the highest key of Christian experience. The life of Christ is presented as the highest study possible to a mortal, as Jesus' teachings far excel all the teachings of the saints. It lays supreme emphasis upon Christ and the possibility of immediate communion with him and God. Originally written for the monastery, it is relevant to any Christian who wishes to explore and deepen their faith. The Imitation of Christ is widely considered one of the greatest manuals of devotion in pre-Reformation Catholic Christianity. Not only Catholics, but now many Protestants also give it praise.< Less
Imitation of Christ By Thomas a` Kempis
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Outside the Scriptures themselves, no work is more enduring than Imitation of Christ. Of all the works within the Christian Library, there are few more enduring works than “Imitation of... More > Christ.” Thomas a` Kempis an Augustine monk, living in late and early 1300's and 1400’s, with the intended audience of his fellow cloistered brothers for a continual instruction and ready reference. Thomas’s intention as he points out within this text, was to redirect and be as a guide for those of the cloistered community. As a scribe, he was easily accessible to numerous manuscripts, from which he selected numerous instructions, which he formulated into a four part treatise. The format of a four part formulary was consistent with numerous other books and manuscripts, which he was busily about copying, editing and cataloguing. Much like its “fraternal twin,” “Treatise of the Spiritual Life,” this translation is one of the best my eyes have savored.< Less
The Imitation of Christ By Thomas à Kempis, William Benham
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The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna... More > movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament". The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world, as opposed to an active imitation of Christ by other friars.The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life.< Less
Imitation of Christ By Thomas A Kempis
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Probably the most read Christian book aside from the Bible. This is a modern translation in public domain.