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[[Image:Dr Larchet and Abp Ieronymos II.jpg|right|thumb|Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II]] and Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet, April 8, 2009.]]
 
[[Image:Dr Larchet and Abp Ieronymos II.jpg|right|thumb|Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II]] and Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet, April 8, 2009.]]
Dr. '''Jean-Claude Larchet''' is a French Orthodox researcher who is one of the foremost Orthodox [[Patristics]] scholars writing today. Born in 1949, Dr. Larchet holds doctorates in philosophy (1987) and theology (1994) from the University of Strasbourg. He is one of the very few contemporary authors who is able seamlessly to combine rigorous scholarship with a vibrant sense of the inner life of the Church. His prolific writings on the spirituality of the [[Church Fathers|Fathers of the Church]] have been translated into no less than 12 languages.<ref>[[Apostoliki Diakonia]]. ''[http://www.apostoliki-diakonia.gr/diakonia/15-7-2008/diakonia.htm New Publications: The Healing of Spiritual Disorders: An Introduction in the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox Church, Vol. A'].'' By Jean Claude Larchet. Transl. into Greek by Christos Koulas. 2009.</ref> Dr. Larchet converted to the [[Orthodox Church]] from the [[Roman Catholic Church]] at the age of 21.<ref>Fr. Felix Culpa. ''[http://ishmaelite.blogspot.com/2009/05/jean-claude-larchet.html Jean-Claude Larchet].'' '''ORA ET LABORA'''. May 10, 2009.</ref>
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Dr. '''Jean-Claude Larchet''' is a French Orthodox researcher who is one of the foremost Orthodox [[Patristics]] scholars writing today. Born in 1949, Dr. Larchet converted to the [[Orthodox Church]] from the [[Roman Catholic Church]] at the age of 22.<ref>Fr. Felix Culpa. ''[http://ishmaelite.blogspot.com/2009/05/jean-claude-larchet.html Jean-Claude Larchet].'' '''ORA ET LABORA'''. May 10, 2009.</ref> He holds doctorates in philosophy (1987) and theology (1994) from the University of Strasbourg. He is one of the very few contemporary authors who is able seamlessly to combine rigorous scholarship with a vibrant sense of the inner life of the Church. His prolific writings on the spirituality of the [[Church Fathers|Fathers of the Church]] and on orthodox theology ([http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/ficheauteur.asp?n_aut=553 twenty-two books], over one hundred and fifty articles) have been translated into no less than 15 languages.<ref>[[Apostoliki Diakonia]]. ''[http://www.apostoliki-diakonia.gr/diakonia/15-7-2008/diakonia.htm New Publications: The Healing of Spiritual Disorders: An Introduction in the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox Church, Vol. A'].'' By Jean Claude Larchet. Transl. into Greek by Christos Koulas. 2009.</ref>
  
 
==Authorship==
 
==Authorship==
The author of [http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/ficheauteur.asp?n_aut=553 fifteen books], his three volumes on St [[Maximos the Confessor]] are widely acknowledged as among the best studies of this great saint and theologian published in any language:
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===Series on St Maximus the Confessor===
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His three volumes on St [[Maximos the Confessor]] are widely acknowledged as among the best studies of this great saint and theologian published in any language:
 
* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1288 La Divinisation de l'homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur]'' (1996)
 
* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1288 La Divinisation de l'homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur]'' (1996)
 
* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1303 Maxime le Confesseur, médiateur entre l'Orient et l'Occident]'' (1998)
 
* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1303 Maxime le Confesseur, médiateur entre l'Orient et l'Occident]'' (1998)
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===Series on Illness and Healing===
 
===Series on Illness and Healing===
 
Equally remarkable is his three-part series on illness and healing in the Patristic tradition:  
 
Equally remarkable is his three-part series on illness and healing in the Patristic tradition:  
* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1907 Théologie de la maladie]'' (1991)
 
* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1914 Thérapeutique des maladies mentales]'' (1992)
 
* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1967 Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles]'' (1997).
 
 
The first two volumes have appeared in English translation under the titles:
 
 
* ''[http://www.amazon.com/Theology-Illness-Jean-Claude-Larchet/dp/0881412392/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241808962&sr=8-1 The Theology of Illness]'' (2002), and  
 
* ''[http://www.amazon.com/Theology-Illness-Jean-Claude-Larchet/dp/0881412392/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241808962&sr=8-1 The Theology of Illness]'' (2002), and  
 
* ''[http://www.amazon.com/Mental-Disorders-Spiritual-Healing-Teachings/dp/159731045X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241808962&sr=8-2 Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing]'' (2005).  
 
* ''[http://www.amazon.com/Mental-Disorders-Spiritual-Healing-Teachings/dp/159731045X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241808962&sr=8-2 Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing]'' (2005).  
Unfortunately, the third volume – the masterpiece of the trilogy, and the heftiest (864 pages in French) – has not yet appeared in English, however according to Dr. Larchet an English translation of ''"The Therapy of Spiritual Illness"'' is forthcoming from [http://www.alexanderpress.com/ Alexander Press].<ref group="note">The third volume of Dr. Larchet's trilogy – ''The Therapy of Spiritual Illness'' - has been released in Greek translation by [[Apostoliki Diakonia]] (the official imprint of the [[Church of Greece]]) under the title:<br>
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* ''[http://www.alexanderpress.com/downloads/Larchet%20Spiritual%20Illness%20blurb.pdf Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses]'' (2012)
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The third volume of Dr. Larchet's trilogy – ''The Therapy of Spiritual Illness'' - has been released in Greek translation by [[Apostoliki Diakonia]] (the official imprint of the [[Church of Greece]]) under the title:<br>
 
:* {{el icon}} ''[http://www.apostoliki-diakonia.gr/bookshop/ItemShowDetails.aspx?productID=971 Η θεραπευτική των πνευματικών νοσημάτων - Εισαγωγή στην ασκητική παράδοση της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας]''  
 
:* {{el icon}} ''[http://www.apostoliki-diakonia.gr/bookshop/ItemShowDetails.aspx?productID=971 Η θεραπευτική των πνευματικών νοσημάτων - Εισαγωγή στην ασκητική παράδοση της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας]''  
 
The Greek edition (in two volumes) was officially released at a major function held in Athens on Wednesday, April 7, 2009, attended by over 200 people, including several hierarchs, many clergy, and representatives of the [http://www.theol.uoa.gr/ Theology Faculty of the University of Athens]. The event was opened by Metropolitan Damaskinos, a member of the Holy Synod, who read a letter of greeting from the Primate of the Church of Greece, Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece]]. Further remarks were offered by Bishop Agathangelos, general editor of [[Apostoliki Diakonia]]; Metropolitan [[Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos|Hierotheos of Nafpaktos]], who is well known for his own works written in a similar vein; Hieromonk Damianos of Mt Athos, who is trained both as a doctor and a theologian; Stylianos Papadopoulos, professor emeritus of patrology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens; and, finally, the author himself, who expressed his gratitude to the translators and publishers of his work. On the following day Dr. Larchet was interviewed for the Church of Greece's radio station and received by His Beatitude, Archbishop Ieronymos.</ref>  
 
The Greek edition (in two volumes) was officially released at a major function held in Athens on Wednesday, April 7, 2009, attended by over 200 people, including several hierarchs, many clergy, and representatives of the [http://www.theol.uoa.gr/ Theology Faculty of the University of Athens]. The event was opened by Metropolitan Damaskinos, a member of the Holy Synod, who read a letter of greeting from the Primate of the Church of Greece, Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece]]. Further remarks were offered by Bishop Agathangelos, general editor of [[Apostoliki Diakonia]]; Metropolitan [[Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos|Hierotheos of Nafpaktos]], who is well known for his own works written in a similar vein; Hieromonk Damianos of Mt Athos, who is trained both as a doctor and a theologian; Stylianos Papadopoulos, professor emeritus of patrology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens; and, finally, the author himself, who expressed his gratitude to the translators and publishers of his work. On the following day Dr. Larchet was interviewed for the Church of Greece's radio station and received by His Beatitude, Archbishop Ieronymos.</ref>  
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===Other books in English===
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* ''[http://www.amazon.com/after-Death-according-Orthodox-Tradition/dp/1933275626/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345554674&sr=8-1&keywords=larchet+life+after+death Life after death according to the Orthodox Tradition]'' (2012)
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* ''[http://www.amazon.com/Elder-Sergie-Vanves-Life-Teachings/dp/0971413983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345554808&sr=1-1&keywords=larchet+elder+sergei+of+vanves Elder Sergei of Vanves: Life and Teachings]'' (2012)
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===Books in French===
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* Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles (1991, 5th edition 2007) ISBN 2204055301
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* Théologie de la maladie (1991, 3rd edition 2001) ISBN 2204042900
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* Thérapeutique des maladies mentales. L’expérience de l’Orient chrétien des premiers siècles (1992, 3rd edition 2008) ISBN 2204045187
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* La Divinisation de l’homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur (1996) ISBN 2204052493
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* Maxime le Confesseur, médiateur entre l’Orient et l’Occident (1998) ISBN 2204059498
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* Pour une éthique de la procréation. Éléments d’anthropologie patristique (1998) ISBN 2204058580
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* Dieu ne veut pas la souffrance des hommes (1999, 2nd edition 2008) ISBN 2204086029
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* Saint Silouane de l’Athos (2001, 2nd edition 2004) ISBN 2204065439
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* La Vie après la mort selon la Tradition orthodoxe (2001, 2nd edition 2008) ISBN 220406713X
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* Le Chrétien devant la maladie, la souffrance et la mort(2002) ISBN 2204070947
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* Saint Maxime le Confesseur (580-662) (2003)ISBN 2204071560
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* Le Starets Serge (2004) ISBN 2204076244
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* L’Inconscient spirituel (2005) ISBN 2204077879
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* Variations sur la charité (2007) ISBN 2204084751
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* L’Iconographe et l’artiste (2008) ISBN 220408476X
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* Théologie du corps (2009) ISBN 2204090026
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* Théologie des énergies divines (2010) ISBN 2204090085
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* Une fin paisible, sans douleur, sans honte... (2010) ISBN 2204091278
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* Personne et nature (2011) ISBN 2204096237
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* L’Église, corps du Christ, I, Nature et structure (2012)ISBN 2204096245
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* L’Église, corps du Christ, II, Les relations entre les Églises (2012) ISBN 2204097721
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* La Vie et l’œuvre théologique de Grégoire II de Chypre (1241-1290), patriarche de Constantinople (editor) (2012) ISBN 2204097152
  
 
===Articles===
 
===Articles===
 
* ''[http://www.incommunion.org/2004/10/24/on-the-love-of-enemies/ On the Love of Enemies: The Teaching of St. Silouan].'' '''In Communion'''. (''Posted Sunday, October 24th, 2004'')
 
* ''[http://www.incommunion.org/2004/10/24/on-the-love-of-enemies/ On the Love of Enemies: The Teaching of St. Silouan].'' '''In Communion'''. (''Posted Sunday, October 24th, 2004'')
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* ''[http://www.oodegr.com/english/psyxotherap/love_enemies.htm But I say to you: Love your Ennemies].''
 
* ''[http://books.google.com/books?id=K0sbuf37A_UC&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188&dq=jean-claude+larchet&source=bl&ots=2eN9ZiTba0&sig=bs7Hijg5UnelPlioWHQfrrxhkWA&hl=en&ei=6YUESqGRNdOB_AbhiumdBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8#v=onepage&q=jean-claude%20larchet&f=false The Question of the Roman Primacy in the Thought of Saint Maximus the Confessor].'' In: Cardinal Walter Kasper. '''The Petrine Ministry: Catholics and Orthodox in Dialogue: Academic Symposium Held at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity'''. The Newman Press, 2006. pp.188-209.
 
* ''[http://books.google.com/books?id=K0sbuf37A_UC&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188&dq=jean-claude+larchet&source=bl&ots=2eN9ZiTba0&sig=bs7Hijg5UnelPlioWHQfrrxhkWA&hl=en&ei=6YUESqGRNdOB_AbhiumdBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8#v=onepage&q=jean-claude%20larchet&f=false The Question of the Roman Primacy in the Thought of Saint Maximus the Confessor].'' In: Cardinal Walter Kasper. '''The Petrine Ministry: Catholics and Orthodox in Dialogue: Academic Symposium Held at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity'''. The Newman Press, 2006. pp.188-209.
  
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Archbishop Ieronymos II and Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet, April 8, 2009.

Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet is a French Orthodox researcher who is one of the foremost Orthodox Patristics scholars writing today. Born in 1949, Dr. Larchet converted to the Orthodox Church from the Roman Catholic Church at the age of 22.[1] He holds doctorates in philosophy (1987) and theology (1994) from the University of Strasbourg. He is one of the very few contemporary authors who is able seamlessly to combine rigorous scholarship with a vibrant sense of the inner life of the Church. His prolific writings on the spirituality of the Fathers of the Church and on orthodox theology (twenty-two books, over one hundred and fifty articles) have been translated into no less than 15 languages.[2]

Contents

Authorship

Series on St Maximus the Confessor

His three volumes on St Maximos the Confessor are widely acknowledged as among the best studies of this great saint and theologian published in any language:

Series on Illness and Healing

Equally remarkable is his three-part series on illness and healing in the Patristic tradition:

The third volume of Dr. Larchet's trilogy – The Therapy of Spiritual Illness - has been released in Greek translation by Apostoliki Diakonia (the official imprint of the Church of Greece) under the title:

The Greek edition (in two volumes) was officially released at a major function held in Athens on Wednesday, April 7, 2009, attended by over 200 people, including several hierarchs, many clergy, and representatives of the Theology Faculty of the University of Athens. The event was opened by Metropolitan Damaskinos, a member of the Holy Synod, who read a letter of greeting from the Primate of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece. Further remarks were offered by Bishop Agathangelos, general editor of Apostoliki Diakonia; Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos, who is well known for his own works written in a similar vein; Hieromonk Damianos of Mt Athos, who is trained both as a doctor and a theologian; Stylianos Papadopoulos, professor emeritus of patrology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens; and, finally, the author himself, who expressed his gratitude to the translators and publishers of his work. On the following day Dr. Larchet was interviewed for the Church of Greece's radio station and received by His Beatitude, Archbishop Ieronymos.</ref>

Other books in English

Books in French

  • Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles (1991, 5th edition 2007) ISBN 2204055301
  • Théologie de la maladie (1991, 3rd edition 2001) ISBN 2204042900
  • Thérapeutique des maladies mentales. L’expérience de l’Orient chrétien des premiers siècles (1992, 3rd edition 2008) ISBN 2204045187
  • La Divinisation de l’homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur (1996) ISBN 2204052493
  • Maxime le Confesseur, médiateur entre l’Orient et l’Occident (1998) ISBN 2204059498
  • Pour une éthique de la procréation. Éléments d’anthropologie patristique (1998) ISBN 2204058580
  • Dieu ne veut pas la souffrance des hommes (1999, 2nd edition 2008) ISBN 2204086029
  • Saint Silouane de l’Athos (2001, 2nd edition 2004) ISBN 2204065439
  • La Vie après la mort selon la Tradition orthodoxe (2001, 2nd edition 2008) ISBN 220406713X
  • Le Chrétien devant la maladie, la souffrance et la mort(2002) ISBN 2204070947
  • Saint Maxime le Confesseur (580-662) (2003)ISBN 2204071560
  • Le Starets Serge (2004) ISBN 2204076244
  • L’Inconscient spirituel (2005) ISBN 2204077879
  • Variations sur la charité (2007) ISBN 2204084751
  • L’Iconographe et l’artiste (2008) ISBN 220408476X
  • Théologie du corps (2009) ISBN 2204090026
  • Théologie des énergies divines (2010) ISBN 2204090085
  • Une fin paisible, sans douleur, sans honte... (2010) ISBN 2204091278
  • Personne et nature (2011) ISBN 2204096237
  • L’Église, corps du Christ, I, Nature et structure (2012)ISBN 2204096245
  • L’Église, corps du Christ, II, Les relations entre les Églises (2012) ISBN 2204097721
  • La Vie et l’œuvre théologique de Grégoire II de Chypre (1241-1290), patriarche de Constantinople (editor) (2012) ISBN 2204097152

Articles

See also

Notes


References

  1. Fr. Felix Culpa. Jean-Claude Larchet. ORA ET LABORA. May 10, 2009.
  2. Apostoliki Diakonia. New Publications: The Healing of Spiritual Disorders: An Introduction in the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox Church, Vol. A'. By Jean Claude Larchet. Transl. into Greek by Christos Koulas. 2009.

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