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You Are Peter by Olivier Clement
« on: September 16, 2008, 11:06:19 AM »
Has anyone else read Olivier Clement's You Are Peter? It seemed to challenge both the Orthodox stance on radical collegiality and Catholic Primacy in a kind of organic tension which seems to be present in the early Church. Anyone read this work? Any Thoughts?
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Re: You Are Peter by Olivier Clement
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 05:50:55 PM »
Has anyone else read Olivier Clement's You Are Peter? It seemed to challenge both the Orthodox stance on radical collegiality and Catholic Primacy in a kind of organic tension which seems to be present in the early Church. Anyone read this work? Any Thoughts?

In what way are the Orthodox "radically" collegial?  I'm always under the impression that Constantinople can convene if necessary.
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Re: You Are Peter by Olivier Clement
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 11:04:38 AM »
Has anyone else read Olivier Clement's You Are Peter? It seemed to challenge both the Orthodox stance on radical collegiality and Catholic Primacy in a kind of organic tension which seems to be present in the early Church. Anyone read this work? Any Thoughts?

In what way are the Orthodox "radically" collegial?  I'm always under the impression that Constantinople can convene if necessary.

Clement appears to argue that early Church Ecclesiology was a 'tension' between the collegiality of the Bishops and the primacy of the Bishop of Rome. He seems to argue that it was that way for a reason.
St Basil the Great (330-379 A.D.): “I think then that the one goal of all who are really and truly serving the Lord ought to be to bring back to union the churches who have at different times and in diverse manners divided from one another.”

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Re: You Are Peter by Olivier Clement
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 11:34:53 AM »
Has anyone else read Olivier Clement's You Are Peter? It seemed to challenge both the Orthodox stance on radical collegiality and Catholic Primacy in a kind of organic tension which seems to be present in the early Church. Anyone read this work? Any Thoughts?

In what way are the Orthodox "radically" collegial?  I'm always under the impression that Constantinople can convene if necessary.

Clement appears to argue that early Church Ecclesiology was a 'tension' between the collegiality of the Bishops and the primacy of the Bishop of Rome. He seems to argue that it was that way for a reason.

It could be argued that tension and not an agree form of ecclesiology is very unstable.  This instability lead to the 11th century schism. No?  (other than fifth century divisions)
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Re: You Are Peter by Olivier Clement
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 12:09:02 PM »
Has anyone else read Olivier Clement's You Are Peter? It seemed to challenge both the Orthodox stance on radical collegiality and Catholic Primacy in a kind of organic tension which seems to be present in the early Church. Anyone read this work? Any Thoughts?

In what way are the Orthodox "radically" collegial?  I'm always under the impression that Constantinople can convene if necessary.

Clement appears to argue that early Church Ecclesiology was a 'tension' between the collegiality of the Bishops and the primacy of the Bishop of Rome. He seems to argue that it was that way for a reason.

It could be argued that tension and not an agree form of ecclesiology is very unstable.  This instability lead to the 11th century schism. No?  (other than fifth century divisions)

I think it would be fruitful to read his book on the matter. I'm not sure I could represent his scholarship on the matter.
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Re: You Are Peter by Olivier Clement
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 02:12:58 PM »
Has anyone else read Olivier Clement's You Are Peter? It seemed to challenge both the Orthodox stance on radical collegiality and Catholic Primacy in a kind of organic tension which seems to be present in the early Church. Anyone read this work? Any Thoughts?

In what way are the Orthodox "radically" collegial?  I'm always under the impression that Constantinople can convene if necessary.

Clement appears to argue that early Church Ecclesiology was a 'tension' between the collegiality of the Bishops and the primacy of the Bishop of Rome. He seems to argue that it was that way for a reason.

It could be argued that tension and not an agree form of ecclesiology is very unstable.  This instability lead to the 11th century schism. No?  (other than fifth century divisions)

I think it would be fruitful to read his book on the matter. I'm not sure I could represent his scholarship on the matter.

The book does sound very interesting.  I'll definitely track it down.  :)
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.