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Aan God gehecht: het verhaal van de Moderne Devotie

Attached to God: the story of the Devotio Moderna Exhibition: 15 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

The Devotio Moderna was a religious movement at the end of the 14th century. Its founder was Geert Grote. He viewed his contemporaries as to individualistic, materialistic an aiming to much for high status. He wanted to return to the values of the first Christians. Thomas a Kempis gave practical directions to this ideal in his book De Imitatione Christi.

The story of the Devotio Moderna is told with a diversity of interesting artefacts. From Geert Grote’s skull to beautiful books of hours, as used by the followers of the Devotio Moderna. The autograph manuscript of the De Imitatione Christi is also on display in the exhibition.