|Author:||Thomas a Kempis|
|Title:||The Imitation of Christ: (Forgotten Books)|
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|Publisher:||Forgotten Books (December 5, 2007)|
Admonitions profitable for the spiritual life. Chapter 1. Of the imitation of Christ, and of contempt of the world and all its vanities. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,1 saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ; and they teach us how far we must imitate His life and character, if we seek true illumination, and deliverance from all blindness of heart. Let it be our most earnest study, therefore, to dwell upon the life of Jesus Christ. 2. His teaching surpasseth all teaching of holy men, and such as have His Spirit find therein the hidden manna
By: Thomas a Kempis (1380?-1471). The Imitation of Christ is widely considered one of the greatest manuals of devotion in Christianity. 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.
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The imitation of christ. Admonitions profitable for the spiritual life. Chapter I. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,(1) saith the Lord. Therefore we ought to read books which are devotional and simple, as well as those which are deep and difficult. And let not the weight of the writer be a stumbling-block to thee, whether he be of little or much learning, but let the love of the pure Truth draw thee to read. Ask not, who hath said this or that, but look to what he says.
The Imitation of Christ Thomas à Kempis. Previous Section Next Section Table of Contents. Book one. Thoughts helpful in the life of the soul. Imitating christ and despising all vanities on earth. The teaching of Christ is more excellent than all the advice of the saints, and he who has His spirit will find in it a hidden manna. Now, there are many who hear the Gospel often but care little for it because they have not the spirit of Christ. Yet whoever wishes to understand fully the words of Christ must try to pattern his whole life on that of Christ. What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God.
The Imitation of Christ book. Thomas à Kempis–the most probable author-was a 14th century monk. It was a different era. They took their spirituality seriously back then. Well some did anyway. If they were genuine and the author of Imitation seems to be the real deal. So how much of it is applicable to modern people living in the world? I guess it depends on you.
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. 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.