Vera Sapientia, Or True Wisdom

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Cosimo, Inc., 1. nov 2006 - 216 pages
Christian monk and mystic Thomas Hemerken, aka THOMAS KEMPIS (1380-1471), wrote The Imitation of Christ, the second most important book, after the Bible, in Christian philosophy. But he also penned numerous other works of devotion, including this previously hard-to-find collection of contemplations for sincere, dedicated believers. Discover, in this 1904 translation. . the severe judgment of God . encouragements to spiritual advancement . why we should have confidence in divine mercy . the sweetness and consolation to be found in God . the necessity of patience with life's miseries . praise for the holy angels . and much more.
 

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Page 15 - This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
Page 14 - Come to Me all you who labour and are burdened, and I will refresh you.

About the author (2006)

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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