Original Language: French
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It is rare to find a theological work that is not only true, but beautiful. Clement writes with a poet's heart, and with a lover's desire for God. Read morePublished 8 months ago by SKClimacus
PROs: Excellent content spiritually and so informative.
CONs: Horrible, dense, turgid writing style.
If you ever wanted a great summary of Patristic spiritual thought and wisdom, this is it. A wonderful combination of original texts with thoughtful connecting narrative and... Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by Dallas Michael Wolf
This is a magnificent book. It makes insights from Christian mystical writers of the first five centuries of Christianity readily accessible. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Xenon77
Clement is a Genius! "Roots of Christian Mysticism" is an essential work for any Christian (Orthodox, Catholic, or Protestant) who is serious about moving beyond a superficial... Read morePublished on June 21, 2010 by Jeff
I have over the years collected inumerable works on the Church Fathers. This is a special interest of mine ever since having converted to Catholicism. Read morePublished on March 3, 2009 by Deputy George Bercaw