The Following of Christ

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 If we would really honor Jesus Christ, we must apply ourselves to know Him, to love Him, and to follow Him in the practice of every Christian virtue. This is absolutely necessary for salvation, as we cannot become true Christians but by knowing, loving, and following Christ. To pretend to please our Blessed Savior by a profound knowledge of His Divinity, without endeavoring to follow His example, without living as He lived, would be most dangerously to delude ourselves.
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Dec 31, 1934
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THOMAS A KEMPIS COLLECTION [10 BOOKS]


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Thomas à Kempis, C.R.S.A.; (c. 1380 – 25 July 1471) was a Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and 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 Haemerken; Thomas Hammerlein; Thomas Hemerken and Thomas Hämerken. Thomas à Kempis wrote the biographies of New Devotion members—Gerard Groote, Floris Radewijns, John van de Gronde, and John Brinckerinck. His important works include a series of sermons to the novices of St. Augustine Monastery, including Prayers and Meditations on the Life of Christ, Meditations on the Incarnation of Christ, Of True Compunction of Heart, Soliloquy of the Soul, Garden of Roses, Valley of Lilies, and a Life of St. Lidwina of Schiedam. Kempis's 1441 autograph manuscript of The Imitation of Christ is available in the Bibliothèque Royale in Brussels.


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A MEDITATION ON THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST, SERMONS ON THE LIFE AND PASSION OF OUR LORD AND OF HEARING AND SPEAKING GOOD WORDS

PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST

SAINT LYDWINE OF SCHIEDAM

SERMONS TO THE NOVICES REGULAR

THE CHRONICLE OF THE CANONS REGULAR OF MOUNT SAINT AGNES

THE FOLLOWING OF CHRIST

THE FOUNDERS OF THE NEW DEVOTION

THE IMITATION OF CHRIST

THE LITTLE GARDEN OF ROSES AND VALLEY OF LILIES

THE SOLILOQUY OF THE SOUL


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THE IMITATION OF CHRIST

THOMAS À KEMPIS


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The Imitation of Christ is a cherished treasure of the Christian world and is the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life. 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. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life.


This great book was written by a Roman Catholic monk. "Written", perhaps, is not the proper word. It would be more appropriate to say that each letter of the book is marked deep with the heart's blood of the great soul who had renounced all for his love of Christ. That great soul whose words, living and burning, have cast such a spell for the last four hundred years over the hearts of myriads of men and women; whose influence today remains as strong as ever and is destined to endure for all time to come; before whose genius and spiritual effort, hundreds of crowned have bent down in reverence; and before whose matchless purity the jarring sects of Christendom, whose name is legion, have sunk their differences of centuries in common veneration to a common principle—that great soul, strange to say, has not thought fit to put his name to a book such as this. Posterity, however, has guessed that the author was Thomas à Kempis, a Roman Catholic monk. How far the guess is true is known only to God. But be he who he may, that he deserves the world's adoration is a truth that can be gainsaid by none.


Thomas Haemmerlein, also known as Thomas à Kempis, from his native town of Kempen, near the Rhine, about forty miles north of Cologne. Haemmerlein, who was born in 1379 or 1380, was a member of the order of the Brothers of Common Life, and spent the last seventy years of his life at Mount St. Agnes, a monastery of Augustinian canons in the diocese of Utrecht. Here he died on July 26, 1471, after an uneventful life spent in copying manuscripts, reading, and composing, and in the peaceful routine of monastic piety.


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Vol. 2: Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius

Vol. 3: Essays by Milton

Vol. 4: The Complete Poems of John Milton

Vol. 5: Essays and English Traits by R.W. Emerson

Vol. 6: The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

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Vol. 8: Nine Greek Dramas

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Vol. 10: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

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Vol. 13: Virgil’s Aeneid, Translated by John Dryden

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Vol. 20: The Divine Comedy by Dante

Vol. 21: I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Vol. 22: The Odyssey of Homer

Vol. 23: Two Years Before the Mast

Vol. 24: Edmund Burke

Vol. 25: Thomas Carlyle

Vol. 26: Continental Drama

Vol. 27: English Essays: Sidney to MacAulay

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Vol. 35: Chronicle and Romance

Vol. 36: Machiavelli, More, Luther

Vol. 37: The English Philosophers of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Vol. 38: Scientific Papers by Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur

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Vol. 40–42: Complete English Poetry: Chaucer to Whitman (3 vols.)

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