The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ

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Hardcover, Ignatius Pr, 2005, ISBN# 0898708729
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THE IMITATION OF CHRIST [9780898708721]

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The treatise "Of the Imitation of Christ" appears to have been originally written in Latin early in the fifteenth century. Its exact date and its authorship are still a matter of debate. Manuscripts of the Latin version survive in considerable numbers all over Western Europe, and they, with the vast list of translations and of printed editions, testify to its almost unparalleled popularity. One scribe attributes it to St. Bernard of Clairvaux; but the fact that it contains a quotation from St. Francis of Assisi, who was born thirty years after the death of St. Bernard, disposes of this theory. In England there exist many manuscripts of the first three books, called "Musica Ecclesiastica," frequently ascribed to the English mystic Walter Hilton. But Hilton seems to have died in 1395, and there is no evidence of the existence of the work before 1400. Many manuscripts scattered throughout Europe ascribe the book to Jean le Charlier de Gerson, the great Chancellor of the University of Paris, who was a leading figure in the Church in the earlier part of the fifteenth century. The most probable author, however, especially when the internal evidence is considered, is Thomas Haemmerlein, known also as Thomas a Kempis, from his native town of Kempen, near the Rhine, about forty miles north of Cologne.

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Number of Pages: 265
Original Languages: English
Subject: MEDITATIONS ,  SPIRITUAL LIFE_CATHOLIC CHURCH ,  CATHOLIC CHURCH_DOCTRINES
Author: Thomas ,  Oakley, Michael ,  Knox, Ronald Arbuthnott
Target Audience: Trade
Translator: Oakley, Michael ,  Knox, Ronald
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ignatius Pr
ISBN-13: 9780898708721
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.75 x 6.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0898708729
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