De Imitatione Christi

The Imitation of Christ in Latin

I am proud to offer the Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi) in the original Latin. This treasured work of Thomas a Kempis is now available in a economical, accessible format. There are many editions of English translations of the Imitation in print- take your pick!  Like any translation, the original meaning can become clouded or distorted depending on how literal the translation is.  Since Latin is a "second language" for Roman Catholics, it is fitting that we should find ourselves able to read the great spiritual work of Thomas a Kempis in the original Latin. I consulted several different Latin editions of this work before choosing this one, which was published by Desclee in 1902.  The host used for reprinting was a very small sized book and because of the manner in which it was originally printed, it was difficult to get a high-quality scan. Make no mistake- the edition I created is completely legible. A sample page file link is provided below, so you can look it over before you purchase.

Imitation of Christ in Latin Sample Pages

 

 We are offering the printed edition in two different sizes. 

Both in softcover, one in pocket size (6 7/8" tall X 4 1/4" wide) and one in large print. (9" tall by 6" wide)

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