The Imitation of Christ

Author: thomas a Kempis

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 145542224X

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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According to Wikipedia: "The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427.[1][2] It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member.[3] The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible,[2][4] and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic

The Imitation of Christ

Author: Thomas à Kempis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111369

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 9701

This religious classic has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and eucharistic communion.

The Complete Imitation of Christ

Author: Thomas à Kempis,Fr. John Julian

Publisher: Paraclete Press

ISBN: 1612611184

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 7403

“There is no better edition of this classic, than this careful and insightful volume.” —Michael Downey, editor, The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality Published in over 6,000 editions before the twentieth century, this classic work has been called “the most influential work in Christian literature,” “a landmark in the history of the human mind,” and “the fifth gospel.” Now and for the first time comes an exhaustive edition that is bound to become a classic in its own right. Fr. John-Julian introduces Kempis and his Imitation in ways that will shock many who have read the book before. For example, Protestant devotees to the book may be astounded to discover that Thomas was not only a Roman Catholic but an ardent traditionalist contemplative monk, as well. Catholic readers may be amazed to discover that he was a radical moral reformer and part of a group twice formally charged with heresy. Notes and introductions to every aspect of the Imitation open up the meaning of it to the next generation of readers. “Renowned for its simple and practical approach to the Christian spiritual life, The Imitation of Christ has been treasured by countless generations. In our own day, there is no better edition of this Thomas a Kempis classic than this careful and insightful volume.” -Michael Downey, editor, The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality

The Inner Life

Author: Thomas a Kempis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651423

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world. The Inner Life is taken from Thomas à Kempis's The Imitation of Christ, a classic Christian devotional that has taught and inspired generations.

The Imitation of Christ

With Refelctions from the Documents of Vatican II for Each Chapter

Author: a Kempis Thomas

Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House

ISBN: 9780818907555

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 9945

With reflections from Vatican II, and a suggested practical resolution for daily living.

The Imitation of Christ

Classic Devotions in Today's Language

Author: James Watkins

Publisher: Worthy Publishing

ISBN: 1617957658

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8174

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.

Life of Christ

Author: Fulton J. Sheen

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385526997

Category: Religion

Page: 688

View: 8613

Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, Life of Christ has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen’s many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and most of all the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millennia. With his customary insight and reverance, Sheen interprets the scripture and describes Christ, not only in historical perspective, but also in exciting and contemporary terms, seeing in Christ’s life both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known Gospel events. An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and Biblical exegesis, from the best-known and most-loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, Life of Christ has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must read.

The Little Garden of Roses and Valley of Lilies

Author: Thomas a Kempis,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: 295

View: 8991

It is a matter for wonder, that so few of the works of the B. Thomas à Kempis are known to the English reader; and this the more, that they all breathe the same meek and warm spirit of piety and devotion we meet with in that golden book attributed so popularly to his name, and this moreover to such an extent, that it is difficult to believe that there should ever have been any hardy enough to deny, that the author of these, and of “The Imitation of Christ,” were identical. Aeterna Press

Medieval Literature: A Basic Anthology

Author: Inc. Dover Publications

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486813428

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7003

Excerpts include stories from Canterbury Tales and The Decameron as well as works by St. Augustine, Boethius, Marie de France, and others; plus selections from such anonymous works as Beowulf and Everyman.

Spiritual Classics

Selected Readings on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines

Author: Richard J. Foster,Emilie Griffin,Renovare

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060628723

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 7617

The Brightest Lights of the Christian Tradition St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, Fredrick Buechner, Evelyn Underhill, A.W. Tozer, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amy Carmichael, Simone Weil, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hildegard of Bingen, John Milton, Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and more. . . From nearly two thousand years of Christian writing comes Spiritual Classcs,fifty–two selections complete with a profile of each author, guided meditations for group and individual use, and reflections containing questions and exercises. Editors Richard Foster and Emilie Griffith offer their expertise by selecting inspirational writings and including their own commentary and recommendations for further guided reading and exploration.

Pia Desideria

Author: Philipp Jakob Spener

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451416121

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 8815

This classic work, first published in 1675, inaugurated the movement in Germany called Pietism. In it a young pastor, born and raised during the devastating Thirty Years War, voiced a plea for reform of the church which made the author and his proposals famous. A lifelong friend of the philosopher Leibnitz, Spener was an important influence in the life of the next leader of German Pietism, August Herman Francke. He was also a sponsor at the baptism of Nicholas Zinzendorf, founder of the Moravian Church, whose members played a crucial role in the life of John Wesley.

The Book of the Courtier

Author: Baldassare Castiglione

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122409

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 5786

An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

The Idea of the Holy

Author: Rudolf Otto

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

View: 7312

The Idea of the Holy is one of the enduring classics of 20th-century German theology. The Lutheran theologian Rudolf Otto coined the term “numinous” and defined it as a “non-rational, non-sensory experience or feeling whose primary and immediate object is outside the self.” Otto’s work had a massive influence on thinkers as diverse as Paul Tillich and C.S. Lewis. The book contains the following chapters: I. The Rational and the Non-rational II. ‘Numen’ and the ‘Numinous’ III. The Elements in the ‘Numinous’ IV. Mysterium Tremendum V. The Analysis of ‘Mysterium’ VI. The Element of Fascination VII. Analogies and Associated Feelings VIII. The Holy as a Category of Value IX. Means of Expression of the Numinous X. The Numinous in the Old Testament XI. The Numinous in the New Testament XII. The Numinous in Luther XIII. The Two Processes of Development XIV. The Holy as an A Priori Category XV. Its Earliest Manifestations XVI. The ‘Cruder’ Phases XVII. The Holy as an A Priori Category XVIII. The Manifestations of the ‘Holy’ and the Faculty of ‘Divination’ XIX. Divination in Primitive Christianity XX. Divination in Christianity Today XXI. History and the A Priori in Religion: Summary and Conclusion


Author: Augustine Augustine

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681950529

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 4912

One of the most influential texts in the Western World “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” ― Augustine of Hippo, Confessions The Confessions of Saint Augustine detail Augustine's journey to faith and his formation as a foremost thinker in the Western Church. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Imitation of Christ

Large Print Edition

Author: Kempis Thomas

Publisher: Lumen Christian Products

ISBN: 9781939900241

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 5086

The Imitation of Christ is a charming instruction on how to love God. Protestants and Catholics alike join in giving it praise. John Wesley, Thomas Merton and John Newton all put it among the works that have deeply influenced them. Few books have had so extensive a circulation: Originally written in Latin in 1418 (we know of 545 different Latin editions), there are 1,000 different editions preserved in the British Museum alone. It has appeared in English since 1502. With Confessions of Augustine and Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress it occupies a front rank, if not the foremost place, among useful manuals of devotion. This small book, free from intellectual pretensions, has had great appeal to anyone interested in probing beneath the surface of life. The Imitation of Christ has come to be, after the Bible, the most widely translated book in Christian literature. Now available in an easy-to-read large print edition."

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 9487

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

NKJV, The Orthodox Study Bible, eBook

Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418576360

Category: Bibles

Page: 1856

View: 1918

The FIRST EVER Orthodox Study Bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible. Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith. Features Include: Old Testament newly translated from the Greek text of the Septuagint, including the Deuterocanon New Testament from the New King James Version Commentary drawn from the early Church Christians Easy-to-Locate liturgical readings Book Introductions and Outlines Subject Index Full-color Icons Full-color Maps

The Gospel in Brief

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121313

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 9390

The Russian author reinterprets the gospels, disregarding issues related to Jesus' divinity and focusing strictly on his words and teachings. The result is a remarkably modern meditation on spirituality.

The Way of Perfection

Author: St Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602062609

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 7402

The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions. The Way of Perfection was written in order for the saint to instruct her nuns in proper prayer, but it is applicable for all Christians wishing to deepen their religious practice and achieve a greater connection with God. Through devotion, austerity, poverty, and most of all humility, she invites the presence of God into her life so that she may do His work. And these qualities she hopes to encourage in all readers so that they may find true spiritual love.

My Imitation of Christ

Author: Thomas à Kempis

Publisher: Confraternity of the Precious blood

ISBN: 9781618908247

Category: Religion

Page: 474

View: 1962

The book that has made more saints than any other, after the Bible. Countless saints from Therese of Liseux to Ignatius of Loyola have kept this book on their nightstands, used it to direct their minds during adoration, and carried it in their pockets as a soldier carries his weapon into battle. This classic and treasured edition, aptly entitled My Imitation of Christ, is crafted specifically for the busy person in the modern world. Here's why it is “My” Imitation of Christ: - Pocket size: Perfect for purse, pants or jacket. Having this book on your person reminds you to imitate Christ always – without exception. - 117 Illustrations: With seemingly miraculous power, Ariel Agemian's timeless depictions of modern man (in suit and tie) carrying his cross, tempted by Satan to vain pursuits but called by Christ to eternal life. Your soul will be forever imprinted by an image of man's attempt to be in the world - but not of it. - Durable Flex Cover: far more resilient than your average book. If you use this book properly, it will take a beating. - Reading Guide: In the back, 42 practical topics with references to guide you through your spiritual reading. Ex.: “Are you discouraged? Read Book III, Chap. 56” “Are you vain? Read Book I, Chap. 2, 7.” With over 40 of these, you're bound to find yourself somewhere. - Index: Not your everyday index. Hundreds of topics with every reference in the book cited. Here are your answers to nearly every spiritual issue – if you use it. If you wish to be in the world, but not of the world, there is no better edition of this timeless classic than My Imitation of Christ. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation.