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The Imitation of Christ

by Thomas à Kempis

William Creasy’s ver­sion of The Imi­ta­tion of Christ is more than a new trans­la­tion of a time­less work. It is a re-cre­ation of a 560-year-old clas­sic that infus­es it with life and mean­ing for con­tem­po­rary read­ers. Work­ing from the 1441 auto­graph man­u­script, Creasy suc­ceeds in cre­at­ing a dra­mat­i­cal­ly dif­fer­ent inter­pre­ta­tion of The Imi­ta­tion by work­ing through its his­tor­i­cal, cul­tur­al, and lin­guis­tic con­texts. For Creasy, Thomas à Kem­p­is offers pro­found insights into a per­son­’s rela­tion­ship with God, help­ing us bet­ter under­stand why it has been the most impor­tant work of Chris­t­ian devo­tion for over 500 years.

2008

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