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The Imitation of Christ

Thomas A' Kempis
Fr. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R.

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The Imitation of Christ: Thomas a Kempis
A Spiritual Commentary and Reader's Guide

One of the best-loved spiritual classics of all time is now more accessible than ever!

While many contemporary readers seek the richness of classical spirituality, some find the language and thought patterns of The Imitation of Christ distant and difficult to understand. Fr. Dennis Billy, noted teacher and spiritual guide, helps today's readers interpret The Imitation by raising their awareness of how the world of Thomas a Kempis colored and shaped his presentation of the spiritual life.

Using the accessible translation of The Imitation of Christ by William Creasy, Fr. Billy highlights how today's Christians can interpret and apply The Imitation to their own spiritual journeys. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a set of thoughtful reflection questions that help readers understand and apply the text.

About the editor: Rev. Dennis J. Billy, a Redemptorist of the Baltimore Province, holds a ThD in Spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas. He is a professor of the history of moral theology and Christian spirituality at the Accademia Alfonsiana in Rome. He has written numerous books and has published more than 50 articles in well-known scholarly and popular journals. 

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