SIR,-Denis the Areopagite having apparently been vindicated in letters published in your paper some weeks ago, may it now be the turn of aKemple " Imitation of Christ"?
This work seems to have been under considerable cross-fire in recent years. The late Mgr. Ronald Knox attacked it in his book "Enthusiasm" as being, in parts, semi-Jansenist. It has also encountered heavy weather in fir. Philip Hughes' " History of the Church." Nor is there a lack of hostile opinion in some other quarters.
All this seems rather distressing when one considers that the work is of such great renown. It might, therefore, interest your readers. and would certainly interest the writer, if you, Mr. Editor, would solicit any views which may be obtainable in favour of the work.
The second and third books appear, to my untrained lay mind, sublime, but I would of necessity bow my head to high authority if the judgement as such were
adverse. J. Seymour Jonas
23 Lime Street, London, E.C.3.