Verbum Christi
Vol 6 No 1 (2019): Verbum Christi

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE IMITATION OF CHRIST OF THOMAS A KEMPIS?

Tirza Rachmadi (Theologische Universiteit Kampen, the Netherlands)



Article Info

Publish Date
15 Apr 2019

Abstract

This article seeks to promote an interest of the audience to read the Imitation of Christ, the second most read book by both Protestants and Roman Catholics after the Bible. The book is dated to pre-Reformation time and provides fruitful soil for the Reformation by keeping close to the Scripture and the primacy of Christ. The book’s three main motives sound strangely familiar to modern ears: the basic pairs of opposition coloring the current fabric of reality, the sovereignty of God, and the obedience of God’s people. Even today the book remains fresh with its honesty and practical value, despite its being firmly grounded in doctrinal rocks. KEYWORDS: Imitation of Christ; Thomas a Kempis; practical theology

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Journal Info

Abbrev

VC

Publisher

Subject

Religion Humanities

Description

Jurnal ini berfokus pada studi-studi dalam teologi Reformed antara lain studi biblika, sistematika, historis, apologetika, filosofis, etika, praktika dan ...