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- DescriptionThe Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas A. Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin 1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life 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, 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.
- Author BiographyThomas A. Kempis (1380-1471) was a German canon regular of the late medieval period and the most probable author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion. His name means Thomas of Kempen, his hometown, and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen. He also is known by various spellings of his family name: Thomas Haemerkken; Thomas Hammerlein; Thomas Hemerken and Thomas Hamerken.
- Author(s)Thomas A Kempis
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication28/01/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight191 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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