An Orthodox Theologian's Reflection on the Exercise of Papal Primacy
In his encyclical, Ut unum sint, John Paul II expressed a desire for common reflection on the exercise of papal primacy. You Are Peter is the great Orthodox theologian Olivier Cl?ment's brilliant response to this request. He emphasizes the history and experience of the undivided Church and recalls the subsequent differences of Eastern and Western Christianity. He concludes with tasks that call us to unity.
Professor Cl?ment'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... Cl?ment's contribution is a beacon of hope for the future."
? Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., From the Foreword
Olivier Cl?ment teaches at the Institute of St Sergius in Paris and is a member of the Ecumenical Institute founded by L'Institute Catholique.