Item description for The Imitation of Christ: A Spiritual Commentary and Reader's Guide (Classics With Commentary #1) by Thomas a. Kempis, Dennis J. Cssr Billy & William C. Creasy...
Overview While many contemporary readers seek the richness of classical spirituality, some find the language and thought patterns of The Imitation of Christ distant and difficult to understand. Fr. Dennis Billy, noted teacher and spiritual guide, helps today's readers interpret The Imitation by raising their awareness of how the world of Thomas a Kempis colored and shaped his presentation of the spiritual life. Using the accessible translation of The Imitation of Christ by William Creasy, Fr. Billy highlights how today's Christians can interpret and apply The Imitation to their own spiritual journeys. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a set of thoughtful reflection questions that help readers understand and apply the text.
Publishers Description Fr. Billy highlights how today's Christians can interpret and apply The Imitation to their own spiritual journeys with the help of William Creasy's accessible translation. Billy opens each chapter with a brief introduction and completes them with reflection questions to help readers apply the text to their lives.
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Studio: Christian Classics
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Christian Classics
Series Classics With Commentary
Series Number 1
ISBN 0870612344 ISBN13 9780870612343
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More About Thomas a. Kempis, Dennis J. Cssr Billy & William C. Creasy
Thomas a Kempis was born at Kempen, Germany, circa 1380. After joining the monastery of Mount St. Agnes in 1406, he received Holy Orders seven years later, and thereafter busied himself with prolific writing and copying work. His books include the well-known Imitation of Christ, Life of Geert Groote, and Life of Liduina of Schiedam, the latter of which he epitomized. He also possessed an earnest love for the poor and Holy Scripture. Thomas a Kempis died on the twenty-fifth of July, 1471.