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[[Image:Pelikan.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan]]'''Jaroslav Jan Pelikan''' (born [[December 17 December]], 1923 – [[1923May 13]] in [[Akron, Ohio]]2006) is was one of the world's leading scholars in the history of [[Christianity]] and has authored more than 30 books including the five -volume '''The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine''' (1971-19891971–1989). Pelikan gave the 1992–93 1992–93 [[w:Gifford lectures|Gifford lectures]] at the [[University of Aberdeen]], which yielded the book ''Christianity and Classical Culture''. He is was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at [[Yale University]] where he served on the faculty from 1962 to 1996. He is , and was the immediate past president of the [[w:American Academy of Arts and Sciences|American Academy of Arts and Sciences]]from 1994 to 1997.
The Born in Akron, Ohio, as the son of a Slovak Lutheran pastorand a Serbian mother, Pelikan joined the [[Orthodox Church in America]] on [[March 25]], 1998.
In 2004, having received the [[w:Kluge Prize|John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences]], Pelikan donated his award to [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|Saint Vladimir’s Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary]], of which he was a trustee. On May 13, 2006, Jaroslav Pelikan reposed, after a long battle with lung cancer. The funeral was [[May 17]] in the [[seminary]] [[chapel]] of St. Vladimir's Seminary. ==Quotations==:''What is the difference between [[Tradition]] and Traditionalism? Tradition is the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.'' from ''The Vindication of Tradition'' :''For those who believe that you don't need tradition because you have the [[Bible]], the Christian Tradition has sought to say, "You are not entitled to the beliefs you cherish about such things as the [[Holy Trinity]] without a sense of what you owe to those who worked this out for you." To circumvent Saint [[Athanasius the Great|Athanasius]] on the assumption that if you put me alone in a room with the [[trusteeNew Testament]], I will come up with the doctrine of the Trinity, is naive. So for these readers I have tried to provide a degree of historical sophistication, which is, I believe, compatible with an affirmation of the central doctrines of Christian faith.''
==Bibliography==
*''Bach Among the Theologians''*''Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism'', Yale UUniversity, (1995), ISBN 0300062559*''Confessor Between East and West: A Portrait of Ukrainian Cardinal Josyf Slipyj '' *''Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition '' ISBN 0300093888*''Development of Christian Doctrine : Some Historical Prolegomena '' *''The Excellent Empire: The Fall of Rome and the Triumph of the Church '' *''Faust the Theologian ''*''The Idea of the University : A Reexamination '' ISBN 0300058349 *''Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution '' (John W. Kluge Center Books) ISBN 0300102674 *''Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture '' ISBN 0300079877 *''Luther's Works '' *''Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings '' *''Mary Through the Centuries : Her Place in the History of Culture '' ISBN 0300076614 *''Mary: Images Of The Mother Of Jesus In Jewish And Christian Perspective '' *''The Melody of Theology: A Philosophical Dictionary ''*''The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century '' (ForwardForeword) ISBN 0807013013 *''The Riddle of Roman Catholicism ''*''The Vindication of Tradition: The 1983 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities'' ISBN 978-0300031546*''The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought ''*''What Has Athens to Do with Jerusalem? : Timaeus and Genesis in Counterpoint '' (Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures) ISBN 0472108077 *''Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages '' ISBN 0670033855
== Related Resources Source==* [http://deen.wikipedia.org/wikiw/index.php?title=Jaroslav_Pelikan &oldid=28037842 ''Jaroslav Pelikan article in German]* [http://www.yale.edu/history/faculty/pelikan.html www.yale.edu/history/faculty/pelikan.html]* [http://www.thelutheran.org/9805/page51d.html Article in the Lutheran Magazine]* [http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/pelikan.html Announcement of Kluge Award'' on Wikipedia]
==SourceExternal links==This *[http://www.svots.edu/content/dr-jaroslav-pelikan-falls-asleep-lord Dr Jaroslav Pelikan falls asleep in the Lord] by St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary*[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaroslav_Pelikan Jaroslav Pelikan article in German]*[http://www.yale.edu/divinity/news/060517_news_pelikan.shtml Renowned Yale church historian Jaroslav Pelikan dies at 82]*[http://www.thelutheran.org/article was originally imported from /article.cfm?article_id=1897 Pelikan to Orthodox church] by Roger Kahle and Amy Sitze of ''thelutheran.org'' (subscription only)*[http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2004/04-200.html Announcement of Kluge Award]*"[whttp:Jaroslav_Pelikan&oldid//web.archive.org/web/20060518095808/http://midwestdiocese.org/heritage/resources/the_future_of_our_past?PHPSESSID=28037842|Wikipediabbd289dbfbaac8dbbc68e970b8bf40a7 The Future of Our Past]" - originally published in ''The Orthodox Church'' (OCA newspaper) (Wayback Machine)*[http://web.archive.org/web/20080515200201/http://www.ctinquiry.org/publications/pelikan.htm The Predicament of the Christian Historian]by Jaroslav Pelikan (Wayback Machine)
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