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Pelikan, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Overview
Works: 544 works in 2,143 publications in 2 languages and 50,988 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Church history  Dictionaries  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, ed, Honoree, Other, Translator, Speaker, Contributor, Adapter
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Most widely held works by Jaroslav Pelikan
The Christian tradition : a history of the development of doctrine by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

130 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian tradition volume 1: the emergence of the Catholic tradition 100-600
Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He explains how the paradox of Mary as Virgin Mother shaped the paradoxical Catholic view of sexuality and how Reformation rejection of the worship of Mary allowed her to be a model of faith for Protestants. He considers also her role in political and social history. He analyzes the place of Mary in literature - from Dante, Spenser, and Milton to Wordsworth, George Eliot, and Goethe - as well as in music and art, and he describes the miraculous apparitions of Mary that have been experienced by the common people
The idea of the university : a reexamination by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis in university education has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. In this eloquent and deeply personal book, a distinguished scholar reflects on the character and aims of the university, assessing its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in society. Jaroslav Pelikan provides a unique perspective on the university today by reexamining it in light of John Henry Cardinal Newman's 150-year-old classic The Idea of a University and showing how Cardinal Newman's ideas both illuminate and differ from current problems facing higher education. Pelikan begins by affirming the validity of Newman's first principle: that knowledge must be an end in itself. He goes on to make the case for the inseparability of research and teaching on both intellectual and practical grounds, stressing the virtues--free inquiry, scholarly honesty, civility in discourse, toleration of diverse beliefs and values, and trust in rationality and public verifiability--that must be practiced and taught by the university. He discusses the business of the university--the advancement of knowledge through research, the extension and interpretation of knowledge through undergraduate and graduate teaching, the preservation of knowledge in libraries, museums, and galleries, and the diffusion of knowledge through scholarly publishing. And he argues that by performing these tasks, by developing closer ties with other schools at all levels, and by involving the community in lifelong education, the university will make its greatest contribution to society
The World treasury of modern religious thought( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The excellent empire : the fall of Rome and the triumph of the church by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "traces the various responses to the fall of Rome by the Church fathers. ... Pelikan first summarizes contemporary patristic reactions to the decline of Rome. He then focuses on how those reactions influenced Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."
The riddle of Roman Catholicism by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and classical culture : the metamorphosis of natural theology in the Christian encounter with Hellenism by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther's Works by Martin Luther( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vindication of tradition by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book clearly constitutes a unified plea that modern society find ways and means to recapture the resources of the past and to overcome its fear of the tyranny of the dead
Interpreting the Bible & the Constitution by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
Imago Dei : the Byzantine apologia for icons by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His A.W. Mellon lectures in the Fine Arts, delivered in 1987
Obedient rebels : Catholic substance and Protestant principle in Luther's Reformation by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

19 editions published between 1864 and 1964 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of death; life, death, and immortality in the early fathers by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core of the Christian faith is pessimism about life and optimism about God, and therefore hope for life in God. These five chapters examine some of the forms that this pessimism about life and optimism about God took during the second and third centuries, as the Christian community began to reflect upon the implications of its message. They are based upon the though of five Church Fathers from those centuries: Tatian, Clement of Alexandria, Cyprian, Origen and Irenaeus. The titles of these essays are symbols taken from plane geometry because these five figures seem to summarize the several insights into "the shape of death" characteristic of these five Christian theologians
Bach among the theologians by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BACH AMONG THE THEOLOGIANS is Pelikan's appreciation of Bach as a highly creative man who was truly a man of his own time. He puts to rest the somewhat artificial argument about the sacred and secular strains in Bach's work. This "tension" ultimately does not seem to have been as big a deal for Bach as it has become for modern historians, musicians, theologians, etc. Perhaps, because Bach's sense of the sacred was much more encompassing than we highly compartmentalized moderns ever allow it to be. In any case, the fact that so many highly divergent groups want to claim Bach as their own is probably sufficient proof of Bach's transcendent greatness
The melody of theology : a philosophical dictionary by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is really two books in one: a dictionary in whcih a reader can browse through piquant explorations of some of the most interesting topics in Christian theology, and an intellectual autobiography in which the author has used those topics to give an account of the traditions to which he owes the formation of his own mind and spirit. As he says, "An intellectual autobiography in the format of a 'philosophical dictionary' permits the self-indulgence of employing the seeming objectivity of some eighty-two entries, arranged in the impersonal sequence of alphabetical order, to express a completely personal set of prejudices."
Faust the theologian by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaroslav Pelikan and the need for creeds( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses why creeds are difficult for modern people and why, in Pelikan's view, human beings will always need them
 
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Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of culture
Alternative Names
Iaroslaus Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan Amerikaans theoloog (1923-2006)

Jaroslav Pelikan amerykański teolog i historyk chrześcijaństwa

Jaroslav Pelikan Historian of Christianity

Jaroslav Pelikan storico e accademico statunitense

Jaroslav Pelikan US-amerikanischer Kirchenhistoriker

Pelikan, I︠A︡roslav 1923-2006

Pelikan, J.

Pelikan, Jan

Pelikan, Jan 1923-2006

Pelikán, Jaroslav

Pelikán, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Pelikan, Jaroslav J.

Pelikan, Jaroslav J. 1923-2006

Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan.

Pelikán, Jaroslav Jan 1923-2006

Γιάροσλαβ Πέλικαν

Пеликан, Ярослав

Пелікан, Ярослав 1923-2006

Јарослав Пеликан

ജാരോസ്ലാവ് പെലികൻ

야로슬라프 펠리칸

펠리칸, 야로슬라프 1923-2006

ペリカン, J

ペリカン, ヤロスラヴ

ペリカン, ヤロスラフ

ヤロスラフ・ペリカン

雅羅斯拉夫·百利金

Languages
English (391)

German (5)

Covers
Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of cultureThe idea of the university : a reexaminationChristianity and classical culture : the metamorphosis of natural theology in the Christian encounter with HellenismLuther's WorksThe vindication of traditionInterpreting the Bible & the ConstitutionImago Dei : the Byzantine apologia for iconsBach among the theologiansFaust the theologian