Imitation of Christ
Christian practice which considers Jesus Christ as an example or pattern to be followed during the life
- For this is the true following of the Saviour, when we seek after His sinlessness and perfection, adorning and regulating the soul before Him as before a mirror and arranging it in every detail after His likeness.
- ὁ λέγων ἐν αὐτῷ μένειν ὀφείλει καθὼς ἐκεῖνος περιεπάτησεν καὶ αὐτὸς οὕτως περιπατεῖν.
- Let no man judge himself to be a Christian, unless he is one who both follows the teaching of Christ and imitates his example.
- Pelagius, On the Christian Life