Olivier Clement

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==Life==
 
==Life==
Olivier Clément was born in 1921 in the south of France. In his youth he was a non-believer. As he grew to maturity, he became influenced by a number of Orthodox theologians in France, notably [[Vladimir Lossky]] and [[Nikolai Berdyaev|Nicholas Berdiaev]], eventually receiving baptism at the hands of Fr Evgraph Kovalesvky, later Bishop [[Jean-Nectaire (Kovalevsky) of Saint-Denis|Jean-Nectaire of Saint-Denis]]. He became a member of the faculty of St. Sergius Institute in Paris. In addition to an extensive collection of writings, he edited the theological journal ‘’Contacts’‘.
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Olivier Clément was born in 1921 in the south of France. In his youth he was a non-believer. As he grew to maturity, he became influenced by a number of Orthodox theologians in France, notably [[Vladimir Lossky]], [[Nikolai Berdyaev|Nicholas Berdiaev]] and [[Paul Evdokimov]], eventually receiving baptism at the hands of Fr Evgraph Kovalesvky, later Bishop [[Jean-Nectaire (Kovalevsky) of Saint-Denis|Jean-Nectaire of Saint-Denis]]. He became a member of the faculty of St. Sergius Institute in Paris. In addition to an extensive collection of writings, he edited the theological journal ‘’Contacts’‘.
  
 
Clément also enjoyed friendship and entered into dialogues on major spiritual themes with a number of imminent personalities including Patriarch [[Athenagoras I (Spyrou) of Constantinople|Athenagoras]], Pope [[John Paul II]], the priest and theologian [[Dumitru Staniloae]], and the brother Roger of Taizé.
 
Clément also enjoyed friendship and entered into dialogues on major spiritual themes with a number of imminent personalities including Patriarch [[Athenagoras I (Spyrou) of Constantinople|Athenagoras]], Pope [[John Paul II]], the priest and theologian [[Dumitru Staniloae]], and the brother Roger of Taizé.
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==Books in English==
 
==Books in English==
 
* ''The Spirit of Solzhenitsyn'' (Barnes & Noble Books, 1976) - ISBN 0064912124
 
* ''The Spirit of Solzhenitsyn'' (Barnes & Noble Books, 1976) - ISBN 0064912124
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* ''Monasticism and the Holy Spirit'' (Community of the Servants of the Will of God) - ISBN 0948108002
 
*''The Roots of Christian Mysticism'' (New City Press, 1996) - ISBN 1565480295
 
*''The Roots of Christian Mysticism'' (New City Press, 1996) - ISBN 1565480295
 
* ''[http://books.google.ca/books?id=MhJGJbPKpz4C&source=gbs_navlinks_s Conversations with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I]'' (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1997) - ISBN 9780881411782
 
* ''[http://books.google.ca/books?id=MhJGJbPKpz4C&source=gbs_navlinks_s Conversations with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I]'' (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1997) - ISBN 9780881411782
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Olivier Clément is a French theologian and convert to Orthodox Christianity who taught at St. Sergius Institute in Paris.

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Olivier Clément was born in 1921 in the south of France. In his youth he was a non-believer. As he grew to maturity, he became influenced by a number of Orthodox theologians in France, notably Vladimir Lossky, Nicholas Berdiaev and Paul Evdokimov, eventually receiving baptism at the hands of Fr Evgraph Kovalesvky, later Bishop Jean-Nectaire of Saint-Denis. He became a member of the faculty of St. Sergius Institute in Paris. In addition to an extensive collection of writings, he edited the theological journal ‘’Contacts’‘.

Clément also enjoyed friendship and entered into dialogues on major spiritual themes with a number of imminent personalities including Patriarch Athenagoras, Pope John Paul II, the priest and theologian Dumitru Staniloae, and the brother Roger of Taizé.

Olivier Clément reposed on January 15, 2009 at the age of 87. Funeral Services took place on January 20, 2009 in Paris, France.

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  • "The spiritual person is drunk with the wine of love and that wine is the Spirit, the wine of power and life."

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