Olivier Clément (1921-2009) was one of the foremost Orthodox theologians of the 20th century. He taught at the Institute of St. Sergius at Paris and was a member of the Ecumenical Institute founded by L’Institut Catholique. His many works, published in various languages, cover a wide range of subjects.
By linking together a series of brilliantly chosen texts from the early centuries of the Church, the author lays bare the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the field of spirituality. It is a masterly contribution to Christian scholarship, and this second edition includes an extraordinarily useful Index.