Good article on Thomas Kempis and many of his spiritual writings. This article lists 11 of his famous quotes. Kempis was very devout. He had much insight into Christian meditation and how to find solace with God. He was also a very staunch defender against corruption of medieval church and wrote the famous text, Imitation of Christ. Please also review our Christian Spiritual Counseling Program by clicking here and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.
The article, Thomas à Kempis: 11 quotes from a great spiritual writer, states,
“Today is the feast day of Thomas à Kempis (1379-1471) in the Episcopal Church’s calendar.
The German-Dutch spiritual writer was a member of a strict religious community that reacted against the corruption of the medieval church. He lived quietly, spending his time in prayer, writing and copying – Thomas copied the whole Bible four times, one of them still preserved at Darmstadt in Germany.
One of his jobs was to instruct novices in the community. He wrote four booklets between 1420 and 1427 which were published under the title The Imitation of Christ. It’s extraordinarily rich in insight and wisdom, focusing on devotion to Christ rather than on controversy or dogmatic theology, and is one of the best-selling books of all time. Among its devotees was John Wesley, who read it and commented, ‘The nature and extent of Inward Religion, the religion of the heart, now appeared to me in a stronger light than ever it had done before.’
Here are quotes from The Imitation of Christ.”
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