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'''Jaroslav Jan Pelikan''' (born [[17 December]], [] in [[Akron, Ohio]]) is 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''' (1971-1989). Pelikan gave the 1992–93 [[Gifford lectures]] at the [[University of Aberdeen]], which yielded the book ''Christianity and Classical Culture''. He is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at [[Yale University]] where he served on the faculty from 1962 to 1996. He is the immediate past president of the [[American Academy of Arts and Sciences]].
The son of a Lutheran pastor, Pelikan joined the [[Orthodox Church in America]] on March 25, 1998.
In 2004, having received the [[Kluge Prize|John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences]], Pelikan donated his award to [[Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary]], of which he is a [[trustee]].
*Bach Among the Theologians
*Christianity and Classical Culture, Yale U, (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
*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 (Forward) 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
*Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages ISBN 0670033855
== Related Resources ==
* [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaroslav_Pelikan 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]
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