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Olivier Clément is a French [[theologian]] who has taught at [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Sergius Institute]] in Paris.
 
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'''Olivier Clément''' is a French [[theologian]] and convert to Orthodox Christianity who taught at [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Sergius Institute]] in Paris.
 
==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]], [[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.
 
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 Spirit of Solzhenitsyn'' (Barnes & Noble Books, 1976) - ISBN 0064912124
* ''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
*''Three Prayers[http: The [[Lord's Prayer//books.google.ca/books?id=MhJGJbPKpz4C&source=gbs_navlinks_s Conversations with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I]], O Heavenly King, Prayer of Saint Ephrem'' (SVS St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 20001997) - ISBN 08814119739780881411782
*''On Human Being: Spiritual Anthropology'' (New City Press, 2000) - ISBN 1565481437
*''Three Prayers: The [[Lord's Prayer]], O Heavenly King, Prayer of Saint Ephrem'' (SVS Press, 2000) - ISBN 0881411973
* ''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
''More...''
==Articles==
* "Martyrs and Confessors" ''The Ecumenical Review'' 52:3 (July, 2000), pp. 343-350* "[http://www.think-israel.org/magister.ramadan.html Be careful of Ramadan's model of Islam]" ''Vita e Pensiero'', December 2003 (scroll down for article)* [http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01041998_p-17_en.html Jesus, the one consecrated by the Holy Spirit] (1998) - On the Vatican's official website
==Audio and Videovideo==* [http://www.dieu-parmi-nous.com/r.videos.html#Olivier%20Clement Two interviews in French]
==Reviews==
* [http://www.ad2000.com.au/articles/2003/decjan2003p17_1523.html ''You are Peter '' - Reviewed by Peter Westmore]* [http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0411/reviews/deville.htm ''You are Peter '' - Reviewed by Adam A. J. DeVille] ''First Things'' 147 (November 2004)
==QuotesQuotations==* "The spiritual person is drunk with the wine of love and that wine is the Spirit, the wine of power and life." ==Source==*[http://www.oca.org/news/1757 OCA: In Memorian: Olivier Clément]
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