Transfiguring Time, Olivier Clément's first book, explores how paradise and eternity are experienced in our daily lives. Clément draws on his deep study of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Indian myths to differentiate their conception of time and eternity from the Christian understanding of time and eternity.
Transfiguring Time resonates with biblical imagery and with the language of Orthodox hymns . It is a meditation on the meaning of time and eternity, rooted in the patristic tradition, and in Clément’s encounter with Christianity.
"Oliver Clément is one of the really original Christian minds of the last generation, poetic, visionary and profound. His work is still exceptionally fresh, offering an exhilarating sense of the scale and beauty of traditional Christianity for our era, and it needs to be far more widely known. This fine translation of an early work of his shows the quality of his mind and imagination and I hope it will whet the appetite of many readers to discover more. "
Jeremy Ingpen began translating from French, German and Russian with poems by Eluard, Rilke and Akhmatova. He resumed translating after a career in management consulting and affordable housing. His work is focused on lesser-known works of French orthodox theology. He studied orthodox theology at Saint Serge Theological Institute in Paris.
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