A biography of thomas haemerken

Thomas received Holy Orders in [4] and was made sub-prior of the monastery in He attended school in Deventer from to The facts of the Priory being damaged during the disruptions associated with the emergence of the Reformation Movement, and of his rising fame as the author of the Of the Imitation of Christ, both contributed to his remains being re-interred, with much ceremony, at Zwolle more than two hundred years after his death.

The "Brothers and Sisters of the Common Life", as much influenced by Gerard Groote and as administered by Florentius Radewijn, lived more or less as monastics, but without the taking of vows.

His first tenure of office as subprior was interrupted by the exile of the community from Agnetenberg His surname was Hemerken, Kleverlandish for little hammer. The Imitation of Christ. This community was one of the Canons Regular of the Congregation of Windesheimfounded by disciples of Groote in order to provide a way of life more in keeping with the norms of monastic life of the period.

InThomas sought admission to the faith community of Mount St. During this time, Thomas was sent to Arnhem to care for his ailing brother. As subprior he was charged with instructing novices, and in that capacity wrote four booklets between andlater collected and named after the title of the first chapter of the first booklet: The Imitation of Christ.

The complete saying as reported by an early biographer is a mixture of Latin and Dutch and runs as follows: When he arrived at Deventer Thomas found that his brother, John, had moved on to a newly established faith community of Canons Regular at Windesheim near Zwolle.

In its teachings he was widely read and his works abound in Biblical quotations, especially from the New Testament. This community was one of the canons regular of the Congregation of Windesheimfounded by disciples of Groote in order to provide a way of life more in keeping with the norms of monastic life of the period.

Thomas Hemerken

All were expected to work in support of the community but monies were held in common. Thomas received Holy Orders in [3] and was made sub-prior of the monastery in This "new devotion" looked to the enthusiam and sincerity that was held to be associated with Christianity in the first century after Christ.

Thomas himself entered Mount St. The Canons remained in exile in observance of the interdict until the question was settled The complete saying as reported by an early biographer is a mixture of Latin and Dutch and runs as follows: A dispute had arisen in connection with an appointment to the vacant See of Utrecht.

His father John was a blacksmith and his mother Gertrude was a schoolmistress. His important works include a series of sermons to the novices of St. He attended school in Deventer from to Life[ edit ] Thomas was born in Kempen in the Rhineland. As subprior he was charged with instructing novices, and in that capacity wrote four booklets between andlater collected and named after the title of the first chapter of the first booklet: He was not ordained a priest, however, until almost a decade later.

Thomas himself entered Mount St. In its teachings he was widely read and his works abound in Biblical quotations, especially from the New Testament.Kempis, Thomas à: see Thomas à Kempis Thomas à Kempis, b. ord.German monk, traditional author of The Imitation of Christ, b.

Kempen, Germany. He was schooled at Deventer, in the Netherlands, the center of the Brothers of the Common Life founded by Gerard Groote. Click the link for more information.

Thomas a Kempis an outline biography Thomas a Kempis was born in Kempen (hence à Kempis) near Krefeld in the then Duchy of Cleves. His father may well have been an artisan worker in metals, their family name Haemerken is suggestive of a "little hammer" and Kempen was known for its metal working.

Biography of Thomas à Kempis Thomas à Kempis (Thomas van Kempen or Thomas Hemerken or Haemerken, litt. "small hammer"; c. – 25 July ) was a canon regular of the late medieval period and the probable author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion.

Thomas died in near Zwolle in the Prince-Bishopric of Utrecht, seventy-five miles north of his birthplace.

Thomas à Kempis

Works. Thomas à Kempis was a copyist and writer. Kempis copied two Bibles, each in ten volumes. Kempis wrote the biographies of New Devotion members—Gerard Groote, Florens Randewijns, John van de Gronde, and John. Thomas à Kempis ( - ) Thomas à Kempis, C.R.S.A. (Thomas van Kempen or Thomas Hemerken or Haemerken, litt.

Thomas à Kempis : biography

"small hammer"; c. – 25 July ) was a canon regular of the late medieval period and the most probable author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion.

Thomas à Kempis, CRSA (c. – 25 July ) was a German-Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian books on ultimedescente.com:Kempen, Prince-Archbishopric of Cologne, Holy Roman Empire.

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