The Imitation of Christ

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 мар. 2007 г. - Всего страниц: 156
Written in Latin in the early 15th century, The Imitation of Christ is perhaps second only to the Bible in importance in Christian thought. Thomas Hemerken, aka THOMAS KEMPIS (1380-1471), was a Christian monk and mystic from Kempen, Germany, and he intended this patchwork of medieval mysticism for the most sincere and dedicated of believers-monks, nuns-but lay Christians find wisdom in his encouragement and teaching of a direct path to a relationship with God. Readers of Christian theology and students of medieval literature alike will be fascinated by this work, one of the most powerful influences on modern spirituality and philosophy.

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True Comfort Is to Be Sought in God Alone
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All Our Care Is to Be Placed in God
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Temporal Sufferings Should Be Borne Patiently After the Example of Christ
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True Patience in Suffering
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Confessing Our Weakness in the Miseries of Life
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Above All Goods and All Gifts We Must Rest in God
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Remember the Innumerable Gifts of God
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Four Things Which Bring Great Peace
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The Value of Adversity
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Resisting Temptation
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Avoiding Rash Judgment
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Works Done in Charity
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Monastic Life
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The Example Set Us by the Holy Fathers
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The Practices of a Good Religious
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The Love of Solitude and Silence
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Sorrow of Heart
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Thoughts on the Misery of Man
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23 Thoughts on Death
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24 Judgment and the Punishment of Sin
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25 Zeal in Amending Our Lives
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BOOK TWO THE INTERIOR LIFE 1 Meditation
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Humility
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Goodness and Peace in Man
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Purity of Mind and Unity of Purpose
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The Joy of a Good Conscience
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Loving Jesus Above All Things
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The Intimate Friendship of Jesus
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Wanting No Share in Comfort
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Appreciating Gods Grace
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Few Love the Cross of Jesus
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The Royal Road of the Holy Cross
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BOOK THREE INTERNAL CONSOLATION 1 The Inward Conversation of Christ with the Faithful Soul
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Truth Speaks Inwardly Without the Sound of Words
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Listen Humbly to the Words of God Many Do Not Heed Them
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We Must Walk Before God in Humility and Truth
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The Wonderful Effect of Divine Love
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The Proving of a True Lover
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Grace Must Be Hidden Under the Mantle of Humility
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SelfAbasement in the Sight of God
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To Despise the World and Serve God Is Sweet
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The Longings of Our Hearts Must Be Examined and Moderated
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Acquiring Patience in the Fight Against Concupiscence
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The Obedience of One Humbly Subject to the Example of Jesus Christ
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Consider the Hidden Judgments of God Lest You Become Proud of Your Own Good Deeds
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How One Should Feel and Speak on Every Desirable Hiing
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Avoiding Curious Inquiry About the Lives of Others
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The Excellence of a Free Mind Gained Through Prayer Rather Than by Study
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SelfLove Is the Greatest Hindrance to the Highest Good
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Strength Against Slander
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The Quest of Divine Help and Confidence in Regaining Grace
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To Find the Creator Forsake All Creatures
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SelfDenial and the Renunciation of Evil Appetites
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Restlessness of SoulDirecting Our Final Intention Toward God
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God Is Sweet Above All Things andin All Things to Those Who Love Him
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There Is No Security from Temptation in This Life
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The Vain Judgments of Men
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Pure and Entire Resignation of Self to Obtain Freedom of Heart
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The Right Ordering of External Affairs Recourse to God in Dangers
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A Man Should Not be Unduly Solicitous About His Affairs I
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Man Has No Good in Himself and Can Glory in Nothing
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Contempt for All Earthly Honor
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Beware Vain and Worldly Knowledge
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Do Not be Concerned About Outward Things
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All Men Are Not to Be Believed For It Is Easy to Err in Speech
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Trust in God Against Slander
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Every Trial Must Be Borne for the Sake of Eternal Life
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The Day of Eternity and the Distresses of This Life
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The Desire of Eternal Life The Great Rewards Promised to Those Who Struggle
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How a Desolate Person Ought to Commit Himself into the Hands of God
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When We Cannot Attain to the Highest We Must Practice the Humble Works
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A Man Ought Not to Consider Himself Worthy of Consolation But Rather Deserving of Chastisement
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Gods Grace Is Not Given to the Earthly Minded
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The Different Motions of Nature and Grace
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The Corruption of Nature and the Efficacy of Divine Grace
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We Ought to Deny Ourselves and Imitate Christ Through Bearing the Cross
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A Man Should Not Be Too Downcast When He Falls into Defects
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High Matters and the Hidden Judgments of God Are Not to Be Scrutinized
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All Hope and Trust Are to Be Fixed in God Alone
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AN INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNION
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The Examination of Conscience and the Resolution
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The Communicant Should Prepare Himself for Christ with
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Man Should Not Scrutinize This Sacrament in Curiosity
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Стр. 113 - Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Стр. 39 - Many follow Jesus to the breaking of bread, but few to the drinking of the chalice of His Passion.
Стр. 131 - ... of the holy church. One is the table of the holy altar, having the holy bread, that is, the precious body of Christ ; The other is that of the divine law, containing holy doctrine, teaching the right faith, and firmly leading even within the veil, where is the holy of holies.
Стр. 25 - I could know that I should persevere to the end!" and immediately he heard a voice within him reply : "And if you knew it what would you do? Do now what you would do then, and you shall be quite secure." And being at once consoled and strengthened, he committed himself to the Divine Will, and his anxious disquietude ceased. He no longer wanted curiously to ask questions concerning his own future, but he rather sought to find out what was the acceptable and perfect will of God...
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Стр. 42 - And the more the flesh is wasted by affliction, so much the more is the spirit strengthened by inward grace. And sometimes he is so comforted with the desire of tribulation and adversity, for the love of conformity to the cross of Christ, that he would not wish to be without grief and tribulation; because he believes that he shall be unto God so much the more acceptable, the more and the more grievous things...

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Thomas à Kempis was born at Kempen, Germany in 1380. He attended Deventer in the Netherlands where he eventually joined the Canons and was later ordained as a priest. His most well-known work is the Imitation of Christ. It has been acclaimed as one of the greatest spiritual writings of all time. For some time there was some dispute as to the title's authorship. He died July 25, 1471.

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