Thomas à Kempis was a late Medieval Catholic monk and best known as the author of The Imitation of Christ. The Works of Thomas à Kempis (7 vols.) brings together the rest of his enduring spiritual classics, providing a window into fifteenth century monastic life and the teachings of a deeply pious servant of God. A follower of Gerard Groote's Modern Devotion movement, a movement designed to reinvigorate the clergy from lukewarm faith into authentic piety, Thomas à Kempis' work found wide circulation and influenced important Christian thinkers such as Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Ignatius of Loyola, John Wesley, and John Newton. The Works of Thomas à Kempis (7 vols.) contains over 1,500 pages of sermons, essays, meditations, prayers, biographical material, and practical advice still relevant for today.
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Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380–1471) was born in Kempen, Germany. In 1392, Thomas travelled with his brother to the Netherlands to attend school, and there he was introduced to the Brethren of the Common Life, followers of Gerard Groote's Modern Devotion movement. After finishing school, both he and his brother would devote their entire lives to the movement, joining the Mount St. Agnes monastery. Thomas' works evinced wide learning and deep biblical knowledge, and his work The Imitation of Christ is considered a classic in Christian literature.