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"The Imitation of Christ" is a collection of spiritual sayings on a variety of themes. Thomas a Kempis quoted the Bible most of all--mainly the psalms, the words of Jesus, and the epistles of paul--but he also used quotations from Augustine, Bernard of Calirvaux, and a number of the German mystics, includeing Eckhart, Tauler, Suso, and Ruysbroeck. Because of such a variety of sources, it is difficult to generalize about the book's content; but it is possible to detect a point of view. For Thomas a Kempis, the Christian life consisted chiefly in who we are, not just what we know or believe....Continua