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Stalker, James - Imago Christi 1.0
Christology Jesus Studies
9.x - 10.x
TABLE of CONTENTS
INTRO and PREFACE
I. INTRODUCTORY: THOMAS A KEMPIS' Imitation of Christ
II. CHRIST IN THE HOME
III. CHRIST IN THE STATE
IV. CHRIST IN THE CHURCH
V. CHRIST AS A FRIEND
VI. CHRIST IN SOCIETY
VII. CHRIST AS A MAN OF PRAYER
VIII. CHRIST AS A STUDENT OF SCRIPTURE
IX. CHRIST AS A WORKER
X. CHRIST AS A SUFFERER
XI. CHRIST AS A PHILANTHROPIST
XII. CHRIST AS A WINNER OF SOULS
XIII. CHRIST AS A PREACHER
XIV. CHRIST AS A TEACHER
XV. CHRIST AS A CONTROVERSIALIST
XVI. CHRIST AS A MAN OF FEELING
XVII. CHRIST AS AN INFLUENCE
INTRODUCTORY: THOMAS A KEMPIS' IMITATION OF CHRIST
But Thomas A Kempis? -the name had come across her in her reading, and she felt the satisfaction, which everyone knows, of getting some ideas to attach to a name that strays solitary in the memory, She took up the little old clumsy book with some curiosity: it had the corners turned down in many places, and some hand, now for ever quiet, had made at certain passages strong pen-and-ink marks, long since browned by time. Maggie turned from leaf to leaf, and read where the quiet hand pointed . . . .
A strange thrill of awe passed through her while she read, as if she had been wakened in the night by a strain of solemn music, telling of beings whose souls had been astir while hers was in stupor. . . . She knew nothing of doctrines and systems-of mysticism or quietism; but this voice out of the far-off middle ages was the direct communication of a human soul's belief and experience, and came to her as an unquestioned message.
I suppose that is the reason why the small old-fashioned book, for which you need only pay sixpence at a bookstall, works miracles to this day, turning bitter waters into sweetness; while expensive sermons and treatises, newly issued, leave all things as they were before. It was written down by a hand that waited for the heart's prompting; it is the chronicle of a solitary, hidden anguish, struggle, trust, and triumph -not written on velvet cushions to teach endurance to those who are treading with bleeding feet on the stones. And so it remains to all time a lasting record of human needs and human consolations.
George Eliot : The Mill on the Floss.
David Cox 2008
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