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Imitation of Christ
Thomas A Kempis
 
Table of Contents
Thomas A Kempis...................................................................................................................................1INTRODUCTORY NOTE......................................................................................................................3THE FIRST BOOK. ADMONITIONS PROFITABLE FOR THESPIRITUAL LIFE......................................4CHAPTER I. Of the imitation of Christ, and of contempt of the world and all its vanities..................4CHAPTER II. Of thinking humbly of oneself........................................................................................5CHAPTER III.Of the knowledge of truth..............................................................................................5CHAPTER IV.Of prudence in action.....................................................................................................6CHAPTER V. Of the reading of Holy Scriptures...................................................................................7CHAPTER VI.Of inordinate affections..................................................................................................7CHAPTER VII.Of fleeing from vain hope and pride............................................................................7CHAPTER VIII. Of the danger of too much familiarity........................................................................8CHAPTER IX.Of obedience and subjection.........................................................................................8CHAPTER X. Of the danger of superfluity of words.............................................................................8CHAPTER XI.Of seeking peace of mind and of spiritual progress......................................................9CHAPTER XII.Of the uses of adversity................................................................................................9CHAPTER XIII. Of resisting temptation..............................................................................................10CHAPTER XIV. On avoiding rash judgment.......................................................................................11CHAPTER XV.Of works of charity.....................................................................................................11CHAPTER XVI. Of bearing with the faults of others..........................................................................11CHAPTER XVII. Of a religious life......................................................................................................12CHAPTER XVIII. Of the example of the Holy Fathers.......................................................................12CHAPTER XIX. Of the exercises of a religious man..........................................................................13CHAPTER XX.Of the love of solitude and silence.............................................................................14CHAPTER XXI. Of compunction of heart............................................................................................15CHAPTER XXII. On the contemplation of human misery..................................................................16CHAPTER XXIII. Of meditation upon death.......................................................................................17CHAPTER XXIV. Of the judgment and punishment of the wicked....................................................19CHAPTER XXV. Of the zealous amendment of our whole life..........................................................20THE SECOND BOOK.ADMONITIONS CONCERNING THE INNER LIFE..............................................21CHAPTER I. Of the inward life............................................................................................................21CHAPTER II. Of lowly submission......................................................................................................23CHAPTER III.Of the good, peaceable man.........................................................................................23CHAPTER IV.Of a pure mind and simple intention...........................................................................23CHAPTER V. Of self−esteem...............................................................................................................24CHAPTER VI.Of the joy of a good conscience..................................................................................24CHAPTER VII.Of loving Jesus above all things.................................................................................25CHAPTER VIII. Of the intimate love of Jesus.....................................................................................25CHAPTER IX.Of the lack of all comfort............................................................................................26CHAPTER X. Of gratitude for the Grace of God.................................................................................27CHAPTER XI.Of the fewness of those who love the Cross of Jesus..................................................28CHAPTER XII.Of the royal way of the Holy Cross...........................................................................29THE THIRD BOOK. ON INWARD CONSOLATION.....................................................................................31CHAPTER I. Of the inward voice of Christ to the faithful soul...........................................................31CHAPTER II. What the truth saith inwardly without noise of words..................................................32CHAPTER III. How all the words of God are to be heard with humility, and how many consider them not2CHAPTER IV. How we must walk in truth and humility before God.................................................33
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CHAPTER V. Of the wonderful power of the Divine Love.................................................................34CHAPTER VI.Of the proving of the true lover...................................................................................35CHAPTER VII.Of hiding our grace under the guard of humility.......................................................36CHAPTER VIII. Of a low estimation of self in the sight of God.........................................................37CHAPTER IX.That all things are to be referred to God, as the final end...........................................37CHAPTER X. That it is sweet to despise the world and to serve God.................................................38CHAPTER XI.That the desires of the heart are to be examined and governed...................................39CHAPTER XII.Of the inward growth of patience, and of the struggle against evil desires..............39CHAPTER XIII. Of the obedience of one in lowly subjection after the exampleof Jesus Christ.......40CHAPTER XIV. Of meditation upon the hidden judgments of God, that we may not be lifted up because of 1 CHAPTER XV.How we must stand and speak, in everything that we desire.....................................41CHAPTER XVI. That true solace is to be sought in God alone...........................................................42CHAPTER XVII. That all care is to be cast upon God........................................................................42CHAPTER XVIII. That temporal miseries are to be borne patiently after the example of Christ......43CHAPTER XIX. Of bearing injuries, and who shall be approved as truly patient..............................43CHAPTER XX.Of confession of our infirmity and of the miseries of this life...................................44CHAPTER XXI. That we must rest in God above all goods and gifts.................................................45CHAPTER XXII. Of the recollection of God's manifold benefits.......................................................46CHAPTER XXIII. Of four things which bring great peace..................................................................47CHAPTER XXIV. Of avoiding of curious inquiry into the life of another..........................................48CHAPTER XXV. Wherein firm peace of heart and true profit consist................................................48CHAPTER XXVI. Of the exaltation of a free spirit, which humble prayer more deserveth than dothfrequent9 CHAPTER XXVII. That personal love greatly hindereth from the highest good................................49CHAPTER XXVIII. Against the tongues of detractors........................................................................50CHAPTER XXIX. How when tribulation cometh we must call upon and bless God..........................50CHAPTER XXX. Of seeking divine help, and the confidence of obtaining grace..............................51CHAPTER XXXI. Of the neglect of every creature, that the Creator may be found...........................52CHAPTER XXXII. Of self−denial and the casting away all selfishness.............................................52CHAPTER XXXIII. Of instability of the heart, and of directing the aim towards God......................53CHAPTER XXXIV. That to him who loveth God is sweet above all things and in all things...........53CHAPTER XXXV. That there is no security against temptation in this life.......................................54CHAPTER XXXVI. Against vain judgments of men..........................................................................55CHAPTER XXXVII. Of pure and entire resignation of self, for the obtaining liberty of heart..........55CHAPTER XXXVIII. Of a good government in external things, andof having recourse to God in dangers6 CHAPTER XXXIX. That man must not be immersed in business......................................................56CHAPTER XL.That man hath no good in himself, and nothing whereof to glory.............................56CHAPTER XLI. Of contempt of all temporal honour..........................................................................57CHAPTER XLII. That our peace is not to be placed in men...............................................................58CHAPTER XLIII. Against vain and worldly knowledge.....................................................................58CHAPTER XLIV. Of not troubling ourselves about outward things...................................................59CHAPTER XLV. That we must not believe everyone, and that we are prone to fall in our words....59CHAPTER XLVI. Of having confidence in God when evil words are cast at us................................60CHAPTER XLVII. That all troubles are to be endured for the sake of eternal life.............................61CHAPTER XLVIII. Of the day of eternity and of the straitnesses of this life.....................................61CHAPTER XLIX. Of the desire after eternal life, and how great blessings are promised to those who strive2CHAPTER L. How a desolate man ought to commit himself into the hands of God..........................64CHAPTER LI. That we must give ourselves to humble works when we are unequal to those that are lofty5
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