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Author QuotedOlivier Clement
Title QuotedTransfigurer le temps: notes sur le temps à la lumière de la tradition orthodoxe
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/09/02
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
Quotation"Le Temps de l'Eglise culmine donc à la prise de conscience par chaque personne humaine que la Fin est dejà presente, que l'histoire, en Christ, est dès maintenant consommee. Car Parousie signifie non seulement avènement mais attente, non seulement attente mais presence. Le Temps de l'Eglise pour reprendre l'expression de Saint Seraphim, est celui de ‘l'acquisition du Saint Esprit.'" ["The Time of the Church therefore culminates in an awareness for each human person that the End is already present, that history, in Christ, is, from that time on, fulfilled. For Parousia means not only coming but waiting, not only waiting but presence. The Time of the Church, to use the expression of St. Seraphim, is ‘the reception of the Holy Spirit.'"] O Clement, Transfigurer les temps [Neuchâtel, 1959], p 136 This book of O. Clement is really excellent. Only now that I am in the middle do I realize that I have missed much by not reading with very close attention. A book to read twice. Few books deserve two readings!
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 39
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