Olivier Clement

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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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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 Nicholas Berdiaev, eventually becoming an Orthodox Christian himself. 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.

Books in English

  • The Roots of Christian Mysticism (New City Press, 1996) - ISBN 1565480295
  • Three Prayers: The Lord's Prayer, O Heavenly King, Prayer of Saint Ephrem (SVS Press, 2000) - ISBN 0881411973
  • On Human Being: Spiritual Anthropology (New City Press, 2000) - ISBN 1565481437
  • You are Peter: An Orthodox Reflection on the Exercise of Papal Primacy (New City Press, 2003) - ISBN 1565481895
  • The Spirit of Solzhenitsyn (Barnes & Noble Books, 1976) - ISBN 0064912124

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Quotations

  • "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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