On the English Translations of the "Imitatio Christi"

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWalter Arthur Copinger

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... with some books of meditation, it was my good hap to meet with this little tract of The Imitation of Christ: And having lookt over some of it, I began to admire both the plainnesse and the pythinesse of it; being so well fitted to the capacity of the ignorant, and yet not unworthy the perusall of the learned, insomuch that I finde it to be true by mine own experience, that the high comendations so many have given of it, is not without just cause. For I must confesse to the glory of God and mine own comfort, that I have profited more in the course of Christianity, by the perusall of this one small book of devotion, than by turning over many volumes of controversies. For I found in it great motives to selfe-deniall, humility, obedience and devotion, to humility in ourselves, to obedience towards superiors, to devotion towards God. I then began to enquire whether it were translated or no, and I finde it is translated into all languages, and into english severall times, yet could none of these altogether please me; for I perceaved some of them to stick too close to the letter, and other fly too farre off: I have therefore taken a little paines to fit it to our own language, and yet not leave the author too much. And because the author thereof was too much addicted to one side, I made bold to leave out that which might offend any Christian palate, and have endeavoured that it should look with an equall and unpartiall eye upon all good Christians. And it were to be wished that we had more bookes in this kind, and that we did especially apply our selves to such kinde of books; for men now adaies are immoderately wedded to their own opinions; they labour to dispute well, not to live well, and delight more in books of controversy to strengthen...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... with some books of meditation, it was my good hap to meet with this little tract of The Imitation of Christ: A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217968406

ISBN - 13:9780217968409

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