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  • He has been called another Kempis, and several critics have ascribed to Kempis words or theories which belong to Gerlac.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Mitchell is contemplating entering the seminary, but all his religious experience comes secondhand, filtering down to him through the books of Thomas Merton and Thomas à Kempis.

    Sense & Semiotics

  • I should have been reading the only book the Cuban authorities had allowed me to bring along on my journey, the awful book chosen by my parents: The Imitation of Christ, written by Thomas à Kempis in the fifteenth century and translated into Spanish by Juan Eusebio Nieremberg in the seventeenth.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • She reads her way from Chesterton and Belloc and Thomas Merton and François Mauriac to canon law, Aquinas, Thomas à Kempis, St. Augustine, the papal encyclicals, and the Catholic Encyclopedia.

    Full of Life

  • My sister-in-law shared with me that although my father-in-law has many health problems, he seems to forget his pains and discomforts when she reads to him from Thomas a Kempis' Imitation of Christ.

    Avoiding Idle Talk

  • The recent Clare L. Fitzpatrick translation lacks some of the elegance of earlier translations, but Fitzpatrick succinctly captures a Kempis 'central messages: mind your own business; keep your nose clean; keep it simple.

    Daniel Krotz: 10 Books to Read in 2010

  • The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis is an oldie but very Good goodie that sells well, not only to Christians but to people of all faiths and persuasions who seek to live quieter and more introspective lives.

    Daniel Krotz: 10 Books to Read in 2010

  • I had no idea who Thomas a Kempis was when I started reading, but I was surprised to discover that he lived the life of a monk and priest over six hundred years ago.

    Winter’s End

  • I am comforted by St. Thomas a Kempis; “It is more profitable to leave everyone to his way of thinking than to give way to contentious discourses.”

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • The reality is weirdly akin to Thomas a Kempis in The Imitation of Christ — if you stop to wrestle with sin you are already in it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Globally Managing American Speech?


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