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The Works of Thomas à Kempis (7 vols.)

by Thomas à Kempis

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., T. Jones, Suttaby and Co. 1840–1907

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The Works of Thomas à Kempis (7 vols.)
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Overview

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.

The Logos edition of The Works of Thomas à Kempis (7 vols.) makes Kempis' works easier to understand and more accessible than ever, allowing you to get straight to the theology and the Scripture you’re studying without fumbling through multiple volumes in their print form. What’s more—with Logos, the Scripture references in Kempis' works are linked directly to your preferred Bible in your digital library. The advanced search tools help you navigate material instantly, and hyperlinks in the table of contents take you exactly where you need to go. With the power and speed of your Logos library, The Works of Thomas à Kempis (7 vols.) is accessible like never before for study, sermon preparation, devotional reading, and research.

Key Features

  • Key works from Thomas à Kempis
  • Contains Thomas à Kempis' biographies of the founders and key members of the New Devotion movement
  • Includes over 100 sermons, meditations, and prayers
  • Completely interactive with all of your Logos resources

Individual Titles

Prayers and Meditations on the Life of Christ

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Translator: W. Duthoit
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 330

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This volume contains eighty-seven prayers and meditations written by medieval Catholic monk Thomas à Kempis. The prayers and meditations are divided into four parts:

  • Devout Meditations on the Life of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and upon the Benefits Wrought by Him for Us
  • Of the Passion of Christ, According to the Four Evangelists
  • Concerning the Resurrection of Christ, and His Appearances
  • Of the Ascension, of Pentecost, and of Certain Other Matters
. . . the meditations here to be found are indisputably valuable by reason of the pure and fervent piety in which they abound and which will help many a soul to enter feelingly into the passion of Christ and dwell in His sacred wounds.

New Catholic World

The Founders of the New Devotion: Being the Lives of Gerard Groote, Florentius Radewin, and Their Followers

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Translator: J. P. Arthur
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 266

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The Brethren of the Common Life was a Roman Catholic pietist community dedicated to living simple lives in dedication to Jesus Christ. Shedding material possessions and living together in community houses, waking hours were dedicated to prayer, reading and preaching sermons, and studying of the Scriptures. Thomas à Kempis provides biographies of the Brethren's founding members and principal followers.

The spirituality portrayed in these biographies is deep, unselfish, and helpful; and the book should be warmly welcomed, not only by the different religious communities, but also by that vast army of devout lay folk who realize that the life of the spirit is the only life that deserves our highest efforts.

Donahoe's Magazine

I trust that the book will have a wide circulation, presenting, as it does, one of the brightest pages in the history of an age in which there is much that is somber.

—George Ambrose Burton, Bishop of Clifton, 1902–1931

The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Translator: J. P. Arthur
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 234

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This spirited account of the founding of the house of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes chronicles such things as the first building erected at the monastery, how the brothers survived with little food and clothing, the consecration of the first chapel and altar, their daily life during the plague, and more. A riveting window into medieval monastic life and late fifteenth century Christianity.

A Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ, Sermons on the Life and Passion of Our Lord, and Of Hearing and Speaking Good Words

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Translator: Vincent Scully
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 256

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This volume contains Thomas à Kempis' reflections on testimonies from the Old and New Testaments in A Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ. Also included are thirty-five sermons, including five Christmas sermons, and the short essay Hearing and Speaking Good Words.

Sermons to the Novices Regular

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Translator: Vincent Scully
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 255

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As sub-prior for Monastery of Mount St. Agnes, Thomas à Kempis was in charge of instructing new candidates in the obligations, burdens, duties, and difficulties of monastic life, as well as relating rules and statutes of the Order. Sermons to the Novices Regular consists of thirty instructional sermons that were directed at the "young Religious."

The Soliloquy of the Soul

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Publisher: Suttaby and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 183

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This volume contains thirty meditations and prayers that Thomas à Kempis used "in time of need for the refreshment of my heart when overcome by weariness, or cast down by sorrow." Chapters include "Of Confidence of Divine Mercy," "Of Being Thankful for Benefits," "On the Grief and Weeping for Sins," and more.

The Little Garden of Roses and Valley of Lilies

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Publisher: T. Jones
  • Publication Date: 1840
  • Pages: 286

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Two key works from Thomas à Kempis in one volume, The Little Garden of Roses and Valley of Lilies offers practical advice, meditations, and prayers for leading an enriched Christian life. Chapters include "On Warring against Our Own Vices," "On Trust in God in Time of Trouble," "On the Efficacy of Prayer, and the Advantages of Pious Reading," plus forty-nine more wisdom-filled chapters.

Product Details

  • Title: The Works of Thomas à Kempis
  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 1,809

About Thomas à Kempis

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.