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[[Image:Dr JC Larchet and Abp Ieronymos II2014.jpg|right|thumb|Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II]] and Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet, April 8, 2009.(2014)]]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>
==Authorship==The author Born in northeastern France in 1949 of [http://wwwa Roman Catholic family, Larchet earned a Ph.editionsducerfD in philosophy from the University of Nancy (1987) and a Ph.fr/html/fiche/ficheauteurD in theology from the University of Strasbourg (1994).asp?n_aut=553 fifteen booksIt was during his studies in philosophy that his reading of the Greek Fathers and their Orthodox commentators (especially [[Vladimir Lossky]]) led him to the Orthodox Church, where he was received in 1971 by the hieromonk who would be his three volumes on St spiritual father, the elder [[Serge Chévitch]] (1904-1987), who was also the spiritual father of the theologian Vladimir Lossky, the philosopher [[Maximos Nikolai Berdyaev]], and the Confessormonk iconographer [[Gregory (Krug)]] are widely acknowledged as among .  From 1973 to 1979 he met, seeking spiritual guidance and advise, some of the best studies -known spiritual leaders of this great saint that era: [[Archimandrite]] (now Saint) [[Justin Popovich]], Archimandrite [[Sophrony (Sakharov)]] and theologian published , in any language:* {{fr icon}} ''two long stays at Mount Athos, the followers of Elder [[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1288 La Divinisation de l'homme selon saint Maxime le ConfesseurJoseph the Hesychast]]'' - the Elder Ephrem of [[Katounakia Fathers (1996Athos)* {{fr icon}} ''|Katounakia]], the Elder [[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1303 Maxime le ConfesseurEphraim (Moraitis) of Philotheou]] (now in Arizona), médiateur entre l'Orient et l'Occidentthe Elder [[Charalampos (Dionysiates)]'' ] - especially the Elder (1998now Saint)* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www[Paisios (Eznepidis)]] with whom he had long talks and whose support remains of great importance to Larchet.editionsducerf Dr.fr/html/fiche/fichelivreLarchet, now retired, has been teaching philosophy for 35 years, and as a patrologist and theologian has lectured in many countries, including Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.asp?n_liv_cerf=6110 Saint Maxime le Confesseur]'' (2003)
===Series on Illness and Healing===Equally remarkable He is one of the very few contemporary authors who is his three-part series able seamlessly to combine rigorous scholarship with a vibrant sense of the inner life of the Church. His prolific writings on illness and healing in the Patristic tradition: * {{fr icon}} ''spirituality of the [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 mentalesChurch Fathers|Fathers of the Church]'' (1992)* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1967 Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles]'' and on Orthodox theology (199731 books, 150 articles, more than 700 reviews)have been translated into no less than 18 languages.
The first two volumes have appeared ==Authorship=====Books translated in English translation under the titles:english===* ''[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).
Unfortunately, the third volume – the masterpiece * ''[http://www.alexanderpress.com/downloads/Larchet%20Spiritual%20Illness%20blurb.pdf Therapy of the trilogy, and the heftiest Spiritual Illnesses]'' (864 pages in French2012) – has not yet appeared in English, however * ''[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 Dr. Larchet an English translation of the Orthodox Tradition]''"The Therapy of Spiritual Illness"(2012)* '' is forthcoming from [http://www.alexanderpressamazon.com/ Alexander Press].<Elder-Sergie-Vanves-Life-Teachings/dp/0971413983/ref group="note">The third volume sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345554808&sr=1-1&keywords=larchet+elder+sergei+of+vanves Elder Sergei of Dr. LarchetVanves: Life and Teachings]''s trilogy – (2012)* ''The Therapy [https://www.svspress.com/theology-of Spiritual Illness'' - has been released in Greek translation by [[Apostoliki Diakonia]] (the official imprint -body/ Theology of the [[Church of Greece]Body]'' (2017) under the title:<br>:* {{el icon}} ''[http://www.apostoliki-diakoniaholytrinitypublications.grcom/Book/bookshop398/ItemShowDetailsThe_New_Media_Epidemic.html The New Media Epidemic.aspx?productID=971 Η θεραπευτική των πνευματικών νοσημάτων - Εισαγωγή στην ασκητική παράδοση της Ορθοδόξου ΕκκλησίαςThe Undermining of Society, Family, and Our Own Soul]'' (2019)* ''[https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Unconscious-Jean-Claude-Larchet/dp/1896800556 The Greek edition Spiritual Unconscious]'' (in two volumes2020) was officially released at a major function held ===Books in Athens on WednesdayFrench=======Anthropology====* Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles (1991, April 76th edition 2013) ISBN 2204055301* Théologie de la maladie (1991, 20094th edition 2017) ISBN 2204042900* Thérapeutique des maladies mentales. L’expérience de l’Orient chrétien des premiers siècles (1992, attended by over 200 people4th edition 2017) ISBN 2204045187* Dieu ne veut pas la souffrance des hommes (1999, including several hierarchs2nd edition 2008) ISBN 2204086029* La Vie après la mort selon la Tradition orthodoxe (2001, many clergy2nd edition 2008) ISBN 220406713X* Le Chrétien devant la maladie, and representatives of the [http://wwwla souffrance et la mort (2002) ISBN 2204070947* L’Inconscient spirituel (2005) ISBN 2204077879* Théologie du corps (2009) ISBN 2204090026* Malades des nouveaux médias (2016) ISBN 2204114868* Petite théologie pour les temps de pandémie (2020) ISBN 2940628815====Bioethics====* Pour une éthique de la procréation.theolÉléments d’anthropologie patristique (1998) ISBN 2204058580* Une fin paisible, sans douleur, sans honte.uoa.gr/ Theology Faculty of the University of Athens]. The event was opened by Metropolitan Damaskinos(2010) ISBN 2204091278====Spirituality====* Variations sur la charité (2007) ISBN 2204084751====Dogmatics====* Théologie des énergies divines (2010) ISBN 2204090085* Personne et nature (2011) ISBN 2204096237====Iconology====* L’Iconographe et l’artiste (2008) ISBN 220408476X====Byzantine Fathers====• La Vie et l’œuvre théologique de Grégoire II de Chypre (1241-1290), a member of the Holy Synodpatriarche de Constantinople (2012) ISBN 2204097152• Introduction to Grégoire Palamas, who read a letter of greeting from Traités démonstratifs sur la procession du Saint-Esprit (2017) ISBN 2204116831His three volumes on St Maximos the Primate of Confessor are widely acknowledged as among the Church best studies of Greecethis great saint and theologian published in any language: * La Divinisation de l’homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur (1996) ISBN 2204052493* Maxime le Confesseur, Archbishop [[Ieronymos II médiateur entre l’Orient et l’Occident (1998) ISBN 2204059498* Saint Maxime le Confesseur (580-662) (Liapis2003) of Athens|Ieronymos II of Athens ISBN 2204071560====Modern Saints, Elders and All Greece]]Theologians====* Saint Silouane de l’Athos (2001, 2nd edition 2004) ISBN 2204065439* Le Starets Serge (2004) ISBN 2204076244* Le Patriarche Paul de Serbie. Further remarks were offered by Bishop AgathangelosUn saint de notre temps (2014) ISBN 282514423X* Saint Gabriel, general editor of [[Apostoliki Diakonia]]; Metropolitan [[Hierotheos fol-en-Christ de Géorgie (2015) ISBN 2825145505* "En suivant les Pères..." La vie et l'œuvre du Père Georges Florovsky (Vlachos2019) of Nafpaktos|Hierotheos of Nafpaktos]]ISBN 2940628432====Ecclesiology====* L’Église, who is well known for his own works written in a similar vein; Hieromonk Damianos of Mt Athoscorps du Christ, who is trained both as a doctor and a theologian; Stylianos PapadopoulosI, professor emeritus of patrology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens; andNature et structure (2012) ISBN 2204096245* L’Église, finallycorps du Christ, the author himselfII, 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> Les relations entre les Églises (2012) ISBN 2204097721* La Vie sacramentelle (2014) ISBN 2204102822* La Vie liturgique (2016) ISBN 2204106208====Ecology====* Les fondements spirituels de la crise écologique (2018) ISBN 2940523894* Les animaux dans la spiritualité orthodoxe (2018) ISBN 294052386X
===Articlesin english===
* ''[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.oodegr.com/english/psyxotherap/love_enemies.htm But I say to you: Love your Enemies].''
* ''[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://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/03/patristic-views-on-nature-and-status-of.html Patristic Views on the Nature and Status or Scientific Knowledge].''
• ''[http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/99644.htm The Prophetic Role of Mount Athos in the Contemporary World].''
==See also==
* [[Patristics]]
 
==Notes==
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==References==
==Sources==
* [http://ishmaelite.blogspot.com/2009/05/jean-claude-larchet.html Jean-Claude Larchet]. ''ORA ET LABORA''. Friday, May 8, 2009.
* [https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Larchet Wikipedia: Jean-Claude Larchet]
* [http://orthpedia.de/index.php/Jean-Claude_Larchet OrthodoxInfo.de: Jean-Claude Larchet]
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