Imitation of Christ - Kempis


#1

I see many different editions of “Imitation of Christ” by Kempis. What is the difference between these editions? Are the words the same?


#2

Different translations. Some are more traditional while others are “watered-down.” I have a version translated by Leo Sherley-Price. It’s not at all “watered-down.” Get a good Catholic version. Better yet, get a couple versions and see which you like the best. There is another one translated by Clare L. Fitzpatrick that is also good Catholic translation.

God Bless


#3

I got it for a confirmation candidate at the local Catholic bookstore, I hope it’s a good Catholic version! Thanks. I also got him Christian Prayer, and am thinking about the collected works of St. John of the Cross…


#4

I recommend that you get the imitation of Christ from Baronius Press, they specialize in traditional Catholic Book as does Tan Books. I wouldn’t get it from Angelus Press though. I refuse to support the SSPX


#5

I just recently bought " Imitation of Christ" from the religious catalogue on the EWTN website. The translation is from the original Latin by the Rev. Richard Channer(1691-1781). Baronius Press
I find it a beautiful book and not difficult to read. I think it must be from the author’s exact words, as the words sound much like how people spoke at the time he wrote it.

Blessings


#6

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