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You Are Peter: An Orthodox Reflection on the Exercise of Papal Primacy

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The papacy is clearly the greatest difficulty facing ecumenical dialogue today, and particularly the dialogue between Catholicism and Orthodoxy. Yet there is a doorway of hope. In his encyclical, Ut unum sint, John Paul II expressed a desire for common reflection on the exercise of papal primacy. In You Are Peter the great Orthodox theologian Olivier Clement brilliantly responds to this request. He emphasizes the history and experience of the undivided Church, before recalling the contrasting developments of ...

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Overview

The papacy is clearly the greatest difficulty facing ecumenical dialogue today, and particularly the dialogue between Catholicism and Orthodoxy. Yet there is a doorway of hope. In his encyclical, Ut unum sint, John Paul II expressed a desire for common reflection on the exercise of papal primacy. In You Are Peter the great Orthodox theologian Olivier Clement brilliantly responds to this request. He emphasizes the history and experience of the undivided Church, before recalling the contrasting developments of eastern and western Christianity and concluding with the tasks that call us to unity.

“Professor Clément's response to John Paul II [is] solidly rooted in the Orthodox tradition, [and] represents the cordial and open mentality characteristic of the theologians of Saint Sergius. I would judge that it is almost exactly the kind of response for which Pope John Paul II was hoping. It is a pleasure to be able to present to English-speaking readers this concise, learned, and articulate presentation.... Professor Clément's contribution ... is a sign of the progress [in ecumenism] thus far made and a beacon of hope for the future.”

From the Foreword by

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.

Laurence J. McGinley Professor

Fordham University, New Yor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565481893
  • Publisher: New City Press NY
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Olivier Clement is one of the foremost Orthodox theologians of the day. He teaches at the Institute of St. Sergius at Paris and is a member of the Ecumenical Institute founded by L'Institute Catholique. Of his many works, the best-selling Roots of Christian Mysticism and On Human Being are available in English.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
1 An ecclesiology of communion 11
2 Peter and Paul, martyrs 18
3 Petros and Petra : Peter and the Rock 25
4 The reception of Roman primacy in the east 33
5 The Pope and the ecumenical council in the undivided church 41
6 The Pope and the ecumenical council in the undivided church 45
7 A creative tension 54
8 Some observations on the evolution of the papacy to Vatican I 59
9 The "orthodox" reaction 67
10 Hope against hope : the challenge to Rome 75
11 Hope against hope : the challenge to orthodoxy 82
12 The mystery of primacy 90
Postscript : for a common future 97
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