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Jean-Claude Larchet

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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.]]
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 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==
The author of [http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/ficheauteur.asp?n_aut=553 twenty books], his ==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:
* {{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)
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