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The Imitation of Christ

Thomas a. Kempis

The most important work of the devotio moderna movement, Thomas à Kempis's classic, The Imitation of Christ, is saturated with Scripture and classical philosophy and reveals a deep understanding of human nature. Matthew Arnold called it "the most exquisite document, after those of the New Testament, of all that the Christian spirit has ever inspired."

Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) was a monk at Mt. St. Agnes in the Netherlands. Thomas worked principally at copying and writing. A number of his treatises on the monastic life and little devotional essays have been translated into English, including the great devotional work The Imitation of Christ (c. 1427).

Book Details

  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
  • Publish Date: May 1st, 2004
  • Pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.82in - 5.72in - 0.56in - 0.70lb
  • EAN: 9781565638150
  • Recommended age: 21-UP
  • Categories: DevotionalPhilosophyMeditations

About the Author

Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471) was a monk at Mt. St. Agnes in the Netherlands. Thomas worked principally at copying and writing. A number of his treatises on the monastic life and little devotional essays have been translated into English including the great devotional work The Imitation of Christ (c.1427).