Publisher, Longmans green & Co. London, 1920 (1st Edition)
Hardback, The book is bound in the original green cloth covered boards with a paper title label on the spine, pp. 106.
Condition, Used – Very Good, the case of the book is in very good condition with some shelf wear on the boards and fading to the spine. The contents are tight and clean with browning to the endpapers. There is a number written on the top corner of the front fixed endpaper and an name and date (1921) on the top corner of the front free endpaper.
Gerlac Peterssen (c1377-1411) was a Dutch mystic. He entered the Institution of the Brethren of Common Life, and devoted his time to calligraphy, transcription of manuscripts, education, and prayer. He was connected with many illustrious contemplative men, such as John of Ruysbroeck, Florence Radewyns, Thomas à Kempis and John a Kempis. He has been called another Kempis, and several critics have ascribed to Kempis words or theories which belong to Gerlac. It has been maintained that The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis reproduced several ideas and the general spirit of Gerlac’s ascetic works. In fact, Kempis inserted into the work, which he wrote in 1441, the passage of the Soliloquies where Gerlac says that he would feel no pain, if necessary for the greater glory of God, to be in hell for ever. This passage is an interpolation, which was soon deleted from the Imitation. This edition of his Soliloquies includes a brief life of Petersen.
1 in stock