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Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation With Modifications To Obsolete Language By Monica Stevens   By: (1478?-1535)

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In "Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation With Modifications To Obsolete Language" by Monica Stevens, Thomas More presents a profound exploration of human suffering and the means to find solace amidst tribulations. This adaptation of More's original work, expertly and thoughtfully modified by Monica Stevens to suit modern readers, ensures that the wisdom contained in this philosophical masterpiece remains accessible to contemporary audiences.

More's work was originally written in the 16th century, yet its central themes and messages on enduring hardship and seeking comfort are timeless. Stevens, through her skilled modifications to the archaic language, has admirably bridged the gap between the past and present, making this text not only comprehensible but also relatable to readers of today.

The book unfolds as a dialogue between two characters, defining the suffering they experience, both internally and externally, and their quest to find peace and understanding. Through their conversations, More eloquently delves into the complexities of human nature and the fundamental questions that arise during times of distress. Drawing inspiration from his own experiences and the teachings of philosophers before him, More skillfully intertwines religious and secular perspectives, offering readers a wide range of viewpoints to contemplate.

One of the remarkable aspects of this book is More's ability to construct arguments that are simultaneously compassionate and logical. He acknowledges the reality of suffering and the burdens it places on individuals, yet he maintains a profound optimism for the potential to transcend these trials. More emphasizes the transformative power of faith, hope, and the cultivation of inner strength, positioning them as anchors during life's most arduous moments.

Stevens's modifications to the language are truly commendable, ensuring that the text remains accessible and engaging. Her skillful adaptation succeeds in preserving the essence of More's original ideas without compromising their depth and complexity. Through her efforts, readers can fully appreciate the timeless wisdom contained within this dialogue, exemplifying the enduring relevance of More's work.

Moreover, Stevens's adaptations also aid in comprehending the historical context surrounding More's original work. Through the updates, readers can better appreciate the struggles faced during More's time and comprehend the resonance of his message in the face of persecution and political turmoil.

"Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation With Modifications To Obsolete Language" is a testament to the enduring power of human resilience and the pursuit of inner peace. Through the eloquent dialogue and insightful arguments, readers are encouraged to confront their own tribulations, gaining a deeper understanding of the human condition and finding solace in the midst of life's challenges.

In conclusion, Monica Stevens's adaptation of Thomas More's original work is a remarkable achievement, breathing new life into a timeless philosophical masterpiece. "Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation With Modifications To Obsolete Language" provides readers with a renewed appreciation for More's wisdom and guidance, offering solace and comfort in our contemporary world. This book stands as a testament to the enduring relevance of More's insights and serves as a source of inspiration for all those wrestling with the tribulations of life.

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by St. Thomas More

with modifications to obsolete language by Monica Stevens



This edition of the Dialogue of Comfort has been transcribed from the 1557 version as it appears in Everyman's Library. The Everyman edition is heartily recommended to readers who would like to taste the dialogue in its original form.

The first plan was to change only the spelling. It soon became evident that the punctuation would have to be changed to follow present usage. The longest sentences were then broken up into two or three, and certain others were rearranged into a word order more like that of today. Nothing was omitted, however, and nothing was added except relative pronouns, parts of "to be," and other such neutral connectives. Finally, obsolete words were changed to more familiar equivalents except when they were entirely clear and too good to lose. Thus "wot" became "know" but "gigglot" and "galp up the ghost" were retained. Words that have come to have a quite different meaning for us, such as "fond" and "lust" were replaced by less ambiguous ones wherever possible, by ones that More himself used elsewhere... Continue reading book >>

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