The Imitation of Christ
ISBN: 0375700188
EAN13: 9780375700187
Language: English
Publication Date: March 24, 1998
Pages: 242
Dimensions: 0.70" H x 7.90" L x 5.20" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Thought by many to be the most influential of all texts in the Christian tradition, this 15th century meditation on the spiritual life offers a clear and universally accessible expression of Western religious ideals.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover 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 a 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 Preface by Sally Cunneen, author of In Search of Mary: The Woman and the Symbol. 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

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