The Imitation of Christ: the First English Translation of the 'Imitatio Christi'

The Imitation of Christ: the First English Translation of the 'Imitatio Christi'

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by Thomas à Kempis
     
 

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The Imitatio Christi, probably written by Thomas à Kempis in the 1420s, has become one of the most popular texts of Christian devotion. This new edition of its first English translation, made in the mid-fifteenth century, includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary.

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The Imitatio Christi, probably written by Thomas à Kempis in the 1420s, has become one of the most popular texts of Christian devotion. This new edition of its first English translation, made in the mid-fifteenth century, includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary.

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ISBN-13:
9780197223123
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
02/06/2003
Series:
Early English Text Society Original Series, #309
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

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Trinity College, Oxford

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The Imitation of Christ 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
JulieBulie More than 1 year ago
This book has over a hundred chapters by topic but this particular edition doesn't include the table of contents! Your nook will only list the "go to" chapters by number and you'll have no idea what the topics are. I'm sharing this so that others don't waste their money. It's unfortunate this information isn't available until you purchase a non-refundable ebook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply put, this book changed my life.
1_Mystical_Rose More than 1 year ago
A beautiful and inspiring guide to living in the Image of Christ. This book is simply structured by specific topics, short entries and scriptural citations. A "must have read" for enriching your prayer life and deepening your relationship with God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I prefer this translation because it is the most penetrating, thought provoking, and most to the point. Comments on the book listed under various translations are not exaggerations. The book is applicable to all ages to all people, even non-Christians. The truths are basic, self-evident, and universal. You have already read or heard much content in other forms, but it is simply much better than anything you have ever read or heard on the myriad of ethical and moral issues. It is founded on basic Christian morality and theology, true, but non-Christians will appreciate and love the words as well. They may be surprised to find that they cherish every word as much (maybe in some cases more) than most Christians, regardless of some theology they do not agree with. I have also reviewed the other most recent translations. The one edited and translated by Joseph N. Tylenda is also well written, and I recommend you purchase both books and compare the two to one another. Keep the Tylenda book for its preface and introduction, and keep this one for the clearer, easier-to-understand content (a matter of taste, which is why you should buy both). This book is small, durable, compact in size and content, and has excellent quality paper. It is also among the least expensive, which has no relationship to its quality; paying more does not necessarily equate to being superior in quality. In my opinion, after comparing, you will buy multiple copies of this compact, maroon book for all your close friends as gifts.
FrancescaFB More than 1 year ago
A Classic. An essential read for any devout Christian wanting to enhance their devotion to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A must for daily reflection and spiritual growth. Creasy divides A'Kempis 13th century guide into sections dealing with contemporary issues. Most unique is the dialogue between Jesus and the reader. It is the type of book one picks up, reads a passage, closes the book and reflects on the contents of the passage. I highly recommend it.