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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 foremost Orthodox [[Patristics]] scholars writing today. Born in 1949, Dr. Larchet converted to the [[Orthodox Church]] from the [[Roman Catholic Church]] at the age of 22.<ref>Fr. Felix Culpa. ''[ Jean-Claude Larchet].'' '''ORA ET LABORA'''. May 10, 2009.</ref> He holds doctorates in philosophy (1987) and theology (1994) from the University of Strasbourg. 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. His prolific writings on the spirituality of the [[Church Fathers|Fathers of the Church]] have been translated into no less than 15 languages.<ref>[[Apostoliki Diakonia]]. ''[ New Publications: The Healing of Spiritual Disorders: An Introduction in the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox Church, Vol. A'].'' By Jean Claude Larchet. Transl. into Greek by Christos Koulas. 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 in theology from the University of Strasbourg (1994).asp?n_aut=553 twenty 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 Serge Chévitch]] (1904-1987), who was also the Confessorspiritual father of the theologian Vladimir Lossky, the philosopher [[Nikolai Berdyaev]], and the monk iconographer [[Gregory (Krug)]] are widely acknowledged as among .  From 1973 to 1979 he met, seeking spiritual guidance and advise, some of the best studies -known spiritual leaders of this great saint that era: [[Archimandrite]] (now Saint) [[Justin Popovich]], Archimandrite [[Sophrony (Sakharov)]] and theologian published , in any language:* {{fr icon}} ''two long stays at Mount Athos, the followers of Elder [[ La Divinisation de l'homme selon saint Maxime le ConfesseurJoseph the Hesychast]]'' - the Elder Ephrem of [[Katounakia Fathers (1996Athos)* {{fr icon}} ''|Katounakia]], the Elder [[ Maxime le ConfesseurEphraim (Moraitis) of Philotheou]] (now in Arizona), médiateur entre l'Orient et l'Occidentthe Elder [[Charalampos (Dionysiates)]]'' - especially the Elder (1998now Saint)* {{fr icon}} ''[http://www[Paisios (Eznepidis)]] with whom he had long talks and whose support remains of great importance to Larchet.editionsducerf, now retired, has been teaching philosophy for 35 years, and as a patrologist and theologian has lectured in many countries, including Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, USA.asp?n_liv_cerf=6110 Saint Maxime le Confesseur]'' (2003)
===Series on Illness and Healing===Equally remarkable He is one of the very few contemporary authors who is his three-part series able seamlessly to combine rigorous scholarship with a vibrant sense of the inner life of the Church. His prolific writings on illness and healing in the Patristic tradition: * {{fr icon}} ''spirituality of the [ Théologie de la maladie]'' (1991)* {{fr icon}} ''[ Thérapeutique des maladies mentalesChurch Fathers|Fathers of the Church]'' (1992)* {{fr icon}} ''[ Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles]'' and on Orthodox theology (199732 books, 150 articles, more than 700 reviews)have been translated into no less than 19 languages.
The first two volumes have appeared ==Authorship=====Books translated in English translation under the titles:english===* ''[ The Theology of Illness]'' (2002), and
* ''[ Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing]'' (2005).
* ''[ Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses]'' (2012)
The third volume of Dr. Larchet's trilogy – ''The Therapy of Spiritual Illness'' - has been released in Greek translation by [[Apostoliki Diakonia]] (the official imprint of the [[Church of Greece]]) under the title:<br>:* {{el icon}} ''[ Η θεραπευτική των πνευματικών νοσημάτων - Εισαγωγή στην ασκητική παράδοση της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας]'' The Greek edition (in two volumes) was officially released at a major function held in Athens on Wednesday, April 7, 2009, attended by over 200 people, including several hierarchs, many clergy, and representatives of the [ Theology Faculty of the University of Athens]. The event was opened by Metropolitan Damaskinos, a member of the Holy Synod, 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 Agathangelos, general editor of [[Apostoliki Diakonia]]; Metropolitan [[Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos|Hierotheos of Nafpaktos]], who is well known for his own works written in a similar vein; Hieromonk Damianos of Mt Athos, who is trained both as a doctor and a theologian; Stylianos Papadopoulos, professor emeritus of patrology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens; and, finally, the author himself, 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 and received by His Beatitude, Archbishop Ieronymos.</ref>  ===Other books in english===* ''[ Life after death according to the Orthodox Tradition]'' (2012, 2nd edition 2021)
* ''[ Elder Sergei of Vanves: Life and Teachings]'' (2012)
* ''[ Theology of the Body]'' (2017)
* ''[ The New Media Epidemic. The Undermining of Society, Family, and Our Own Soul]'' (2019)
* ''[ The Spiritual Unconscious]'' (2020)
* ''[ The Spiritual Roots of the Ecological Crisis]'' (2022)
===Books in French===
* 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
* Pour une éthique de la procréation. Éléments d’anthropologie patristique (1998) ISBN 2204058580
* Une fin paisible, sans douleur, sans honte... (2010) ISBN 2204091278
* Variations sur la charité (2007) ISBN 2204084751
* Théologie des énergies divines (2010) ISBN 2204090085
* Personne et nature (2011) ISBN 2204096237
* 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 2204116831
His 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
* Mont Athos.Carnets 1974-2001 (2022) ISBN 2940701075
* 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
* Les fondements spirituels de la crise écologique (2018) ISBN 2940523894
* Les animaux dans la spiritualité orthodoxe (2018) ISBN 294052386X
===Articlesin english===
* ''[ On the Love of Enemies: The Teaching of St. Silouan].'' '''In Communion'''. (''Posted Sunday, October 24th, 2004'')
* ''[ .htm But I Say To You, say to you: Love Your your Enemies].''
* ''[ 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.
• ''[ Patristic Views on the Nature and Status or Scientific Knowledge].''
• ''[ The Prophetic Role of Mount Athos in the Contemporary World].''
==See also==
* [[Patristics]]
<references group="note" />
* [ Jean-Claude Larchet]. ''ORA ET LABORA''. Friday, May 8, 2009.
* [ Wikipedia: Jean-Claude Larchet]
* [ Jean-Claude Larchet]
[[Category:Modern Writers|Larchet]]

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