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Jaroslav Pelikan

Full Name: Jaroslav Pelikan
Gender: Male
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Born: 1923-12-17
Died: 2006-05-13
Number of Works: 76
Jaroslav Pelikan was a graduate of Concordia Seminary (Lutheran-Missouri Synod) and an ordained Lutheran minister. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1946.

Pelikan was a prominent Yale scholar and historian of religion who wrote over 30 works, including the five-volume The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine (1971-1989). In the mid-1990s he was elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He passed away in 2006 at the age of 82.

ISBN: 0226653714, 9780226653716
Keywords: tradition, emergence, catholic, doctrine, development, history, christian
Pages: 442
Published: 1973
  • Rating: 80%

In this five-volume opus—now available in its entirety in paperback—Pelikan traces the development of Christian doctrine from the first century to the twentieth. "Pelikan's The Christian Tradition [is] a series for which they must have coined words like 'magisterial'."—Martin Marty, Commonweal
ISBN: 0670033855, 9780670033850
Keywords: ages, scriptures, history, bible
Pages: 288
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

No book has been more pored over, has been the subject of more commentary and controversy, or had more influence not only on our religious beliefs but also on our culture and language than the Bible. And certainly no book has been as widely read. But how did the Bible become the book we know it to be? In this superbly written history, Jaroslav Pelikan takes the reader through the good book?s evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral tales to its modern existence in various iterations, translations, and languages. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible?s appearance in Greek, then L
ISBN: 0300076614, 9780300076615
Keywords: culture, history, place, centuries, mary
Pages: 288
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

Written by the distinguished scholar and author of Jesus Through the Centuries, this is a captivating look at how Mary has been depicted over the past 2,000 years in the New and Old Testaments, in folk and Eastern religion, and in literature, music, and art.
ISBN: 0809137097, 9780809137091
Keywords: tale, pilgrim
Pages: 233
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

The first Russian Orthodox title in the distinguished Classics of Western Spirituality series, and the first Orthodox title in some time, The Pilgrim's Tale is one of the most widely read and important examples of Russian spiritual literature.