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Jaroslav Pelikan

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[[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'' (1971-19891971–1989). 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 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 Slovak Lutheran pastor and 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 Orthodox Theological Seminary]], of which he is 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.
==External links==
*[ Dr Jaroslav Pelikan falls asleep in the Lord] by St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
*[ Jaroslav Pelikan article in German]
*[ shtml Renowned Yale History Faculty: church historian Jaroslav Pelikandies at 82]*[ Pelikan to Orthodox church] by Roger Kahle and Amy Sitze of '''' (subscription only)*[ Announcement of Kluge Award]*"[ ?PHPSESSID=bbd289dbfbaac8dbbc68e970b8bf40a7 The Future of Our Past]" - originally published in ''The Orthodox Church'' (OCA newspaper) (Wayback Machine)*[ The Predicament of the Christian Historian] by Jaroslav Pelikan(Wayback Machine)
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