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 is a book that will appeal to anyone who is interested in the field of spirituality; it is a masterly contribution to Christian scholarship. Clement's scholarly exposition of the mysticism of the Fathers, already regarded as a modern classic, is w in its third edition.
Olivier Clement was one of the foremost Orthodox theologians of his day. 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.