[[Image:Pelikan.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan]]'''Jaroslav Jan Pelikan''' ([[December 17]], 1923–May 13, 2006) was one of the world's leading scholars in the history of Christianity and authored more than 30 books including the five-volume ''The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine'' (1971-1989). Pelikan gave the 1992–93 [[w:Gifford lectures|Gifford lectures]] at the University of Aberdeen, which yielded the book ''Christianity and Classical Culture''. He was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University where he served on the faculty from 1962 to 1996, and was the president of the [[w:American Academy of Arts and Sciences|American Academy of Arts and Sciences]] from 1994 to 1997.
Born in Akron, Ohio, as the son of a Lutheran pastor, 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 Orthodox Theological Seminary]], of which he
is 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.
*''Bach Among the Theologians''
*''Christianity and Classical Culture'', Yale University, 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
*''The Melody of Theology: A Philosophical Dictionary''
*''The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century'' (Foreword) ISBN 0807013013
*''The Riddle of Roman Catholicism''
*''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
* [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaroslav_Pelikan Jaroslav Pelikan article in German]* [http://www.yale.edu/
history/ faculty/ pelikan. html Yale History Faculty: Jaroslav Pelikan]*[http://www.thelutheran.org/article/ article_buy.cfm?article_id=1897 Pelikan to Orthodox church] by Roger Kahle and Amy Sitze of ''thelutheran.org'' (subscription only)* [http://www.loc.gov/ loc/ kluge/ pelikan.html Announcement of Kluge Award]* "[http://midwestdiocese.org/heritage/resources/the_future_of_our_past The Future of Our Past]" - originally published in ''The Orthodox Church'' (OCA newspaper)*[http://www.ctinquiry.org/publications/pelikan.htm The Predicament of the Christian Historian] by Jaroslav Pelikan