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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 most important and interesting foremost Orthodox [[Patristics]] scholars writing today. Born in 1949, Dr. Larchet holds doctorates in philosophy (1987) and theology (1994). 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. 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 [[Maximos the ConfessorSerge Chévitch]] – ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1288 La Divinisation de l'homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur]'' (19961904-1987), ''who was also the spiritual father of the theologian Vladimir Lossky, the philosopher [[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1303 Maxime le Confesseur, médiateur entre l'Orient et l'OccidentNikolai Berdyaev]]'' (1998), and ''the monk iconographer [[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=6110 Saint Maxime le Confesseur]'' Gregory (2003Krug) – are widely acknowledged as among the best studies of this great saint and theologian published in any language]].
'''Series on Illness From 1973 to 1979 he met, seeking spiritual guidance and Healing'''<br>Equally remarkable is his threeadvise, some of the best-part series on illness and healing in the Patristic traditionknown spiritual leaders of that era: ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1907 Théologie de la maladie[Archimandrite]]'' (1991now Saint), ''[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1914 Thérapeutique des maladies mentales[Justin Popovich]]'' (1992), and ''Archimandrite [[http://www.editionsducerf.fr/html/fiche/fichelivre.asp?n_liv_cerf=1967 Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles]'' Sophrony (1997Sakharov). The first ]] and, in two volumes have appeared in English translation under long stays at Mount Athos, the titles ''followers of Elder [http://www.amazon.com/Theology[Joseph the Hesychast]] -Illness-Jean-Claude-Larchet/dp/0881412392/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241808962&sr=8-1 The Theology the Elder Ephrem of Illness[[Katounakia Fathers (Athos)|Katounakia]'' ], the Elder [[Ephraim (2002Moraitis) 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 Healingof Philotheou]]'' (2005now in Arizona). Unfortunately, the third volume – Elder [[Charalampos (Dionysiates)]] - especially the masterpiece of the trilogy, and the heftiest Elder (864 pages in Frenchnow Saint) – has not yet appeared in English, although a short excerpt has appeared in Divine Ascent [[Paisios (No 11, Lent 2008Eznepidis)]] with whom he had long talks and whose support remains of great importance to Larchet.
The third volume of Dr. Larchet's trilogy – ''The Therapy of Spiritual Illness'' - , now retired, has been released in Greek translation under the title: ''[http://www.apostoliki-diakonia.gr/bookshop/ItemShowDetails.aspx?productID=971 Η θεραπευτική των πνευματικών νοσημάτων - Εισαγωγή στην ασκητική παράδοση της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας]'' by [[Apostoliki Diakonia]]teaching philosophy for 35 years, the official imprint of the [[Church of Greece]]. The Greek edition (in two volumes) was officially released at and as a major function held patrologist and theologian has lectured in Athens on Wednesdaymany countries, including Argentina, April 7Belgium, 2009Bulgaria, attended by over 200 peopleCanada, including several hierarchsCyprus, many clergyFrance, and representatives of the [http://www.theol.uoa.gr/ Theology Faculty of the University of Athens]. The event was opened by Metropolitan DamaskinosGreat Britain, a member of the Holy SynodGeorgia, who read a letter of greeting from the Primate of the Church of Greece, Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece]]. Further remarks were offered by Bishop AgathangelosItaly, Lebanon, Luxembourg, general editor of [[Apostoliki Diakonia]]; Metropolitan [[Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos|Hierotheos of Nafpaktos]]Montenegro, who is well known for his own works written in a similar vein; Hieromonk Damianos of Mt AthosPoland, who is trained both as a doctor and a theologian; Stylianos PapadopoulosRomania, professor emeritus of patrology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens; andRussia, finallySerbia, the author himselfSlovakia, 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 Spain and received by His Beatitude, Archbishop IeronymosSwitzerland.
According He is one of the very few contemporary authors who is able seamlessly to Drcombine rigorous scholarship with a vibrant sense of the inner life of the Church. Larchet an English translation His prolific writings on the spirituality of ''The Therapy the [[Church Fathers|Fathers of Spiritual Illness'' is forthcoming from [http://www.alexanderpress.com/ Alexander Pressthe Church]]and on Orthodox theology (31 books, 150 articles, more than 700 reviews) have been translated into no less than 18 languages.
==Authorship=====Books translated in 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) * ''[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). * ''[http://www.alexanderpress.com/downloads/Larchet%20Spiritual%20Illness%20blurb.pdf Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses]'' (2012)* ''[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 the Orthodox Tradition]'' (2012)* ''[http://www.amazon.com/Elder-Sergie-Vanves-Life-Teachings/dp/0971413983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345554808&sr=1-1&keywords=larchet+elder+sergei+of+vanves Elder Sergei of Vanves: Life and Teachings]'' (2012)* ''[https://www.svspress.com/theology-of-the-body/ Theology of the Body]'' (2017)* ''[http://www.holytrinitypublications.com/Book/398/The_New_Media_Epidemic.html The New Media Epidemic. The Undermining of Society, Family, and Our Own Soul]'' (2019)* ''[https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Unconscious-Jean-Claude-Larchet/dp/1896800556 The Spiritual Unconscious]'' (2020)===Books in French=======Anthropology====* Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles (1991, 6th edition 2013) ISBN 2204055301* Théologie de la maladie (1991, 4th edition 2017) ISBN 2204042900* Thérapeutique des maladies mentales. L’expérience de l’Orient chrétien des premiers siècles (1992, 4th edition 2017) ISBN 2204045187* Dieu ne veut pas la souffrance des hommes (1999, 2nd edition 2008) ISBN 2204086029* La Vie après la mort selon la Tradition orthodoxe (2001, 2nd edition 2008) ISBN 220406713X* Le Chrétien devant la maladie, la 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. Éléments d’anthropologie patristique (1998) ISBN 2204058580* Une fin paisible, sans douleur, sans honte... (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), patriarche de Constantinople (2012) ISBN 2204097152• Introduction to Grégoire Palamas, Traités démonstratifs sur la procession du Saint-Esprit (2017) ISBN 2204116831His 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: * La Divinisation de l’homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur (1996) ISBN 2204052493* Maxime le Confesseur, médiateur entre l’Orient et l’Occident (1998) ISBN 2204059498* Saint Maxime le Confesseur (580-662) (2003)ISBN 2204071560====Modern Saints, Elders and Theologians====* Saint Silouane de l’Athos (2001, 2nd edition 2004) ISBN 2204065439* Le Starets Serge (2004) ISBN 2204076244* Le Patriarche Paul de Serbie. Un saint de notre temps (2014) ISBN 282514423X* Saint Gabriel, fol-en-Christ de Géorgie (2015) ISBN 2825145505* "En suivant les Pères..." La vie et l'œuvre du Père Georges Florovsky (2019) ISBN 2940628432====Ecclesiology====* L’Église, corps du Christ, I, Nature et structure (2012) ISBN 2204096245* L’Église, corps du Christ, II, 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==
==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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