De la oscuridad la luz
Italian theologian Giorgio Garrone's 2015 essay on Olivier Clément in De la oscuridad la luz is one the most thoughtful appreciations of his work that I have read. "Without a doubt the encounter with Clément's personality, through his writings, can be an experience of illumination and liberation." "He is a master of synthesis, of the ability to integrate and bring into focus, from a chorus of very different and distinct voices, the secret drama of the Spirit that is present in every culture and in every epoch." In his introduction, Garrone quotes Evagrius of Pontus' saying that "a theory can always be countered with another theory. But who can refuse a life?" English language readers will have to wait until this little gem is translated. Giorgio Garrone, De la oscuridad la luz (Paulinas, Madrid, 2015). Published in Italian as Dal Buio la luce, (Paoline Editoriale Libri, Milan, 2015)
Transfiguring Time was reviewed by Olga Lossky-Laham for the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies, Volume 2, No.2, 2019, https://muse.jhu.edu/article/746133
"In this first essay of Olivier Clément we can already find ... all the main themes on which he will later focus: the centrality of the human person, the eschatological tension of the Christian called to live in the middle of the world ..."
Transfiguring Time was reviewed by Alvaro Silva for Revista Mayéutica, Madrid, Summer 2019. «¿Tendrá la Ortodoxia, con su sentido del fin de los tiempos y su profundidad espiritual, la oportunidad de aportar todo su bagaje humano y cósmico a la comprensión de las doctrinas de la Iglesia?» see below in Downloads
Transfiguring Time was reviewed for the Englewood Review of Books by Daniel Greeson July 2019 https://englewoodreview.org/olivier-clement-transfiguring-time-review/ "Clément’s work has been some of the most lyrical and encouraging theology I have read in some time. "
Fr. Micah Hirschy published an important study of Clément’s theology of the human face in The Wheel, 2019, https://www.wheeljournal.com/
Fr. Micah Hirschy draws on Olivier Clément’s 'Three Prayers' to construct a model of the Orthodox Church that is open to the world "The Kavasilas Option" https://publicorthodoxy.org/2018/04/27/the-kavasilas-option/
“There is a particular way of washing, a way of dressing, of being nourished—whether through food or beauty—a way of welcoming one’s neighbor that is Eucharistic. It seems to me that there is also a Eucharistic way of fulfilling our dull, tiresome and repetitive daily tasks” (Three Prayers, 29)
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