The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

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"The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis has a total of 169 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas (à Kempis), William C. Creasy'. The Imitation of Christ has appeared in more editions and in more languages than any other book except the Bible. Samuel Johnson once remarked to Bowell that it “must be a good book, as the world has opened its arms to receive it.” Others have praised it as well, including Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Thomas De Quincey, and Matthew Arnold. Among the religious, St. Ignatius Loyola translated it, and Pope John Paul I was said to have been reading it the night that he died. It has been standard fare in religious training and personal devotion for centuries. Yet today, few people know the Imitation and those who do more often than not think it hopelessly out of date, a pre-Vatican II relic, full of contempt for the world and self-loathing. It is a curious state of affairs, and one that reveals more about a contemporary audience's response to the book than it does about the book itself. When a contemporary reader encounters a line such as “this is the highest wisdom: through contempt of the world to aspire to the kingdom of heaven,” his response is a very different one from that of a fifteenth- or nineteenth-century reader. For an “uninformed response” (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader. Relying heavily on reader-response theory, he incorporates an “informed reader's” response into the text itself. Where possible, the text echoes both the deep structure and the surface structure of the Latin—even to the point of replicating sentence structures and rhetorical devices while avoiding any distortion of the reader's experience. Although the language and style of his translation has been crafted for modern readers, the fervor and power of the original text have not been lost. This translation will undoubtedly bring The Imitation of Christ a new generation of readers. 2007 time of publication of the book, [-Mercer University Press-]"

Publisher : Mercer University Press
Pages : 169 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : JI7AA0GAbUgC
ISBN-10 : 9780881460971
ISBN-13 : 0881460974
Time : 2007
Author : Thomas (à Kempis), William C. Creasy
Size : 516 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

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"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 224 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas à Kempis'. One of the most influential and well-loved books of Christianity, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis appears here in Penguin Classics in a new translation by Robert Jeffery, with an introduction by Max Von Habsburg, notes, a chronology and further reading. The Imitation of Christ is a passionate celebration of God's love, mercy and holiness, which has stimulated religious devotion for over five hundred years. With great personal conviction and deep humanity, Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) demonstrates the individual's reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of a life without faith, as well as exploring the ideas such as humility, compassion, patience and tolerance. Thomas spent some seventy years of his life in the reclusive environment of monasteries, yet in this astonishing work he demonstrates an encompassing understanding of human nature, while his writing speaks to readers of every age and every nation. Thomas à Kempis was born at Kempen near Dusseldorf in 1380. He received the priesthood in 1413. Thomas wrote many other devotional works besides The Imitation of Christ, his masterpiece, as well as biographies of Gerald Groote and Florentius Radewyn. He died in 1471. The Very Revd Robert Jeffery was born in 1935 and ordained in 1959. He has written on matters of Church history, spirituality, mission and ecumenism. In 1978, he became Archdeacon of Salop, and was Dean of Worcester from 1987-96 and subsequently Canon and Sub-Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. He retired in 2002 and is an Hon Doctor of Divinity of Birmingham University. Max von Habsburg is the author of Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi 1425-1650 (2011). 2013-02-07 time of publication of the book, [-Penguin UK-]"

Publisher : Penguin UK
Pages : 224 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : 3UmYIH1lNUoC
ISBN-10 : 0141932007
ISBN-13 : 9780141932002
Time : 2013-02-07
Author : Thomas à Kempis
Size : 122 KB/s
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Original Synopsis

"Of the imitation of Christ; four books, by Thomas a Kempis has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas Keble'. 1869 time of publication of the book, [--]"

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Pages : Paper
Genre :
No.ID : 2_cCAAAAQAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:600102661
Time : 1869
Author : Thomas Keble
Size : 331 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ for Children

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"The Imitation of Christ for Children has a total of 49 pages which are papers from writer 'Elizabeth Ficocelli, Chris Sabatino'. A guide to how to accept Jesus and follow His principles in everyday life is based on the work "The Imitation of Christ," and adapted for children. 2006 time of publication of the book, [-Paulist Press-]"

Publisher : Paulist Press
Pages : 49 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
No.ID : gDERWTnWbBQC
ISBN-10 : 9780809167333
ISBN-13 : 0809167336
Time : 2006
Author : Elizabeth Ficocelli, Chris Sabatino
Size : 954 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

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"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 252 pages which are papers from writer 'a Kempis Thomas'. It is a little Bible that describes true Christian ideals loved by both Roman Catholics and Protestants. Kempis has commented on the worldly preoccupations i.e. lust, ambition, corruption, vanities that prevent us from the eternal truth of Heaven and Divine. It clearly renounces the worldly vanities and aspires for the eternal truth. Inspirational! 2006-07-01 time of publication of the book, [-ReadHowYouWant.com-]"

Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages : 252 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : H9w9IEdPmMsC
ISBN-10 : 1425035280
ISBN-13 : 9781425035280
Time : 2006-07-01
Author : a Kempis Thomas
Size : 671 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

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"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 288 pages which are papers from writer 'James Watkins'. When does a classic become new, fresh and extremely relevant? When someone takes it out of an outdated format and makes it readable, searchable and understandable. The Imitation of Christ has been in print for over 500 years for a good reason. It is powerful, beautiful and heart piercing. James Watkins has taken those words and reworked them into ninety daily readings, arranged by topic. Whether for daily devotions or for sound insight into a particular issue, Watkins paraphrase blends the ancient with the modern to introduce this classic to a new audience, speaking to all Christians with credibility and authority and using inclusive language not found in the original. 2016-01-12 time of publication of the book, [-Worthy Publishing-]"

Publisher : Worthy Publishing
Pages : 288 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : xrrSCgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1617957658
ISBN-13 : 9781617957659
Time : 2016-01-12
Author : James Watkins
Size : 155 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

Original Synopsis

"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 384 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas A. A'Kempis'. Thomas a Kempis was not a haphazard follower of Jesus. The depth of his masterpiece mirrors the life of a man who did whatever was necessary to imitate his own Savior. A Kempis lived as intentionally as he wrote. We must turn away from the things of this world, we must live sacrificially, we must be inundated with Christ's passionate teaching, and we must pray to be removed from distraction. A classic in every state of the word, The Imitation of Christ places the fruit of one man's single-minded devotion to God's calling on his life within the reach of every reader. May we all commit to be this effective in our emulation of Jesus. Moody Classics Of all the factors influencing our spiritual growth and development, pivotal books play a key role. Learning from those who have walked the path and fought the fight brings wisdom and strengthens resolve. And hearing the familiar chords of kingdom living sung by voices from other times can penetrate cultural barriers that limit our allegiance to the King. To this end, Moody Publishers is honored to introduce the first six volumes in what is to be an ongoing series of spiritual classics. Selected for their enduring influence and timeless perspective, these new editions promise to shape the lives of spiritual pilgrims for generations to come. 2007-10-01 time of publication of the book, [-Moody Publishers-]"

Publisher : Moody Publishers
Pages : 384 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : 8LDevK67N6UC
ISBN-10 : 9781575674537
ISBN-13 : 157567453X
Time : 2007-10-01
Author : Thomas A. A'Kempis
Size : 265 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

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"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 240 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas Kempis'. Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul II. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths. No book has more explicitly and movingly described the Christian ideal: "My son, to the degree that you can leave yourself behind, to that degree will you be able to enter into Me." With a new Foreword by Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight and chief executive officer of the Knights of Columbus. 2009-10-20 time of publication of the book, [-Image-]"

Publisher : Image
Pages : 240 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : 5x9ULjz44FEC
ISBN-10 : 0307589544
ISBN-13 : 9780307589545
Time : 2009-10-20
Author : Thomas Kempis
Size : 468 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas À. Kempis as Translated Out of Latin by Richard Whytford, Anno 1556 has a total of 277 pages which are papers from writer 'Wilfrid Raynal'. 1909 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 277 Paper
Genre : Prayers
No.ID : TeBDAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : COLUMBIA:CR60048301
Time : 1909
Author : Wilfrid Raynal
Size : 859 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

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"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 283 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas (à Kempis)'. 1856 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 283 Paper
Genre : Christian life
No.ID : 9vdLAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : COLUMBIA:50217627
Time : 1856
Author : Thomas (à Kempis)
Size : 285 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Of the Imitation of Christ has a total of 177 pages which are papers from writer ''. 1803 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 177 Paper
Genre : Christian life
No.ID : qV8XAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : PRNC:32101065975169
Time : 1803
Author :
Size : 347 KB/s
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Bringing the Imitation of Christ Into the 21st Century

Original Synopsis

"Bringing the Imitation of Christ Into the 21st Century has a total of 102 pages which are papers from writer 'William Meninger'. A contemporary adaptation of the controversial "The Imitation of Christ", by Thomas Kempis, this book keeps the essential elements of the classic work, while modifying or opposing those time-bound aspects that have been responsible for its rejection. 1998-09-01 time of publication of the book, [-Continuum-]"

Publisher : Continuum
Pages : 102 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : XhBxAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780826411013
ISBN-13 : 0826411010
Time : 1998-09-01
Author : William Meninger
Size : 218 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

Original Synopsis

"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 217 pages which are papers from writer ''. Medieval manual of spiritual instruction, attributed to Thomas a Kempis, presented in a new English translation by a British Roman Catholic dignitary. 1959 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 217 Paper
Genre : Christian life
No.ID : AqhZAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : PSU:000028913023
Time : 1959
Author :
Size : 317 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

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"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 270 pages which are papers from writer 'Dennis Joseph Billy, Thomas A. Kempis'. While many contemporary readers seek the richness of classical spirituality, some find the language and thought patterns of The Imitation of Christ distant and difficult to understand. Fr. Dennis Billy, noted teacher and spiritual guide, helps today's readers interpret The Imitation by raising their awareness of how the world of Thomas ? Kempis colored and shaped his presentation of the spiritual life. Using the accessible translation of The Imitation of Christ by William Creasy, Fr. Billy highlights how today's Christians can interpret and apply The Imitation to their own spiritual journeys. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a set of thoughtful reflection questions that help readers understand and apply the text. 2005 time of publication of the book, [-Christian Classic-]"

Publisher : Christian Classic
Pages : 270 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : rephAAAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780870612343
ISBN-13 : 0870612344
Time : 2005
Author : Dennis Joseph Billy, Thomas A. Kempis
Size : 334 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ (ILLUSTRATED)

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"The Imitation of Christ (ILLUSTRATED) has a total of 116 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas a Kempis'. Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas � Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing worldly vanities and locating eternal truths. No book has more explicitly and movingly described the Christian ideal: "My son, to the degree that you can leave yourself behind, to that degree will you be able to enter into Me." With a new Preface by Sally Cunneen, author of In Search of Mary: The Woman and the Symbol. (Goodreads.com)"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land. The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--may we follow their directions home."--Archbishop Desmond Tutu 2016-11-28 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 116 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : UnU2MQAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781519064691
ISBN-13 : 1519064691
Time : 2016-11-28
Author : Thomas a Kempis
Size : 914 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

Original Synopsis

"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 368 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas á Kempis'. This classic of Christian devotional literature, with readings focused on the life of Christ, has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, The Imitation of Christ discusses liberation from worldly inclinations, recollection as a preparation for prayer, the consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life. The Read & Reflect with the Classics edition of The Imitation of Christ includes the classic text in an easy to read adaption coupled with personal reflection questions, additional study questions, and prayer prompts for today's Christian reader. 2017-06-01 time of publication of the book, [-B&H Publishing Group-]"

Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Pages : 368 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : ZYnMDgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1462747698
ISBN-13 : 9781462747696
Time : 2017-06-01
Author : Thomas á Kempis
Size : 477 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

Original Synopsis

"The Imitation of Christ has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Kempis Thomas'. The treatise "Of the Imitation of Christ" appears to have been originally written in Latin early in the fifteenth century. Its exact date and its authorship are still a matter of debate. Manuscripts of the Latin version survive in considerable numbers all over Western Europe, and they, with the vast list of translations and of printed editions, testify to its almost unparalleled popularity. One scribe attributes it to St. Bernard of Clairvaux; but the fact that it contains a quotation from St. Francis of Assisi, who was born thirty years after the death of St. Bernard, disposes of this theory. In England there exist many manuscripts of the first three books, called "Musica Ecclesiastica," frequently ascribed to the English mystic Walter Hilton. But Hilton seems to have died in 1395, and there is no evidence of the existence of the work before 1400. Many manuscripts scattered throughout Europe ascribe the book to Jean le Charlier de Gerson, the great Chancellor of the University of Paris, who was a leading figure in the Church in the earlier part of the fifteenth century. The most probable author, however, especially when the internal evidence is considered, is Thomas Haemmerlein, known also as Thomas a Kempis, from his native town of Kempen, near the Rhine, about forty miles north of Cologne. Haemmerlein, who was born in 1379 or 1380, was a member of the order of the Brothers of Common Life, and spent the last seventy years of his life at Mount St. Agnes, a monastery of Augustinian canons in the diocese of Utrecht. Here he died on July 26, 1471, after an uneventful life spent in copying manuscripts, reading, and composing, and in the peaceful routine of monastic piety. 2015-10-15 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : XU--CgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 8892507737
ISBN-13 : 9788892507739
Time : 2015-10-15
Author : Kempis Thomas
Size : 179 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Original Synopsis

"The Confessions of St. Augustine ; The Imitation of Christ has a total of 379 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas A'. 1909 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 379 Paper
Genre : Christian life
No.ID : 5IoEAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UVA:X004169478
Time : 1909
Author : Thomas A
Size : 256 KB/s
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Original Synopsis

"The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis. Translated by Betty I. Knott has a total of 253 pages which are papers from writer 'Betty I. KNOTT'. 1963 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 253 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : 7sMtMwEACAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:561550833
Time : 1963
Author : Betty I. KNOTT
Size : 964 KB/s
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Bone of His Bone

Original Synopsis

"Bone of His Bone has a total of 120 pages which are papers from writer 'F.J. Huegel'. Scripture is the secret key that can deliver you from the feeling of failure in an overwhelming stream of sin. In F. J. Huegel’s book Bone of His Bone, we learn to past the mere IMITATION OF CHRIST to a PARTICIPATION IN HIM ─ His suffering, His resurrection, and His victory. 1982-01-01 time of publication of the book, [-CLC Publications-]"

Publisher : CLC Publications
Pages : 120 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : UkkzH-m6rk0C
ISBN-10 : 1936143674
ISBN-13 : 9781936143672
Time : 1982-01-01
Author : F.J. Huegel
Size : 576 KB/s
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The Imitation of Christ

Original Synopsis

"The Imitation of Christ has a total of 488 pages which are papers from writer ''. 1842 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 488 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : cQUFoZcjBCkC
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : BNC:1001960777
Time : 1842
Author :
Size : 373 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF