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Pelikan, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Works: 747 works in 2,323 publications in 5 languages and 52,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Sources  Church history  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Translator, Speaker, Adapter
Classifications: BT198, 232.904
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Jesus through the centuries : his place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelikan discusses how each age created Jesus in its own image, discovering in his life and teachings the answers to fundamental questions of human existence and destiny. Studying the images of Jesus cherished by successive ages - from rabbi in the first century to universal man in the Renaissance to liberator in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - Pelikan suggests that the way a particular age depicted Jesus is an essential key to understanding that era.--desc. from illus. ed
Whose Bible is it? : a history of the Scriptures through the ages by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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? This history of the Bible written by a major historian of theology, the author takes the reader through the Bible's evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral tales to its modern existence in various configurations and translations. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible's appearance in Greek, then Latin, he explores the canonization of different Bibles and why certain books were adopted or rejected by certain religions and sects, as well as the development of the printing press, translation into modern languages, and the varying schools of critical scholarship
Interpreting the Bible & the Constitution by Jaroslav Pelikan( )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,435 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 Christian tradition : a history of the development of doctrine by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

55 editions published between 1700 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of the university : a reexamination by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,584 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
Christianity and classical culture : the metamorphosis of natural theology in the Christian encounter with Hellenism by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World treasury of modern religious thought( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors represented in these pages have shaped the way we perceive our world and have simultaneoulsy challenged the boundaries of faith in our own era and in centuries past. In this truly international collection, these thinkers explore issues central to Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and atheism, and look at a broad spectrum of different approaches to faith itself. With care and conviction they examine the nature and very existence of divinity in our world"--Jacket
The illustrated Jesus through the centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how each age created Jesus in its own image. "Pelikan ... has condensed the original text and enhanced the book with more than 200 new illustrations, most in color, that give a new dimension to his thooughts."--Jacket
The vindication of tradition by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,256 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
The excellent empire : the fall of Rome and the triumph of the church by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 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 )

26 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther's Works by Martin Luther( Book )

in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VMC Library owns volumes 12, 13, 14, 17 and 30
Faust the theologian by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this erudite and beautifully written book, an eminent scholar meditates on the theological implications of Goethe's Faust. Jaroslav Pelikan reflects on Goethe's statement that he was a pantheist when it came to science, a polytheist in art, and a monotheist in ethics, and he uses it for the first time to analyze Faust's development as a theologian. By so doing, Pelikan enables us to see Goethe's masterpiece in a surprising new light.Pelikan begins by discussing Faust's role as natural scientist or pantheist. He examines Faust's disenchantment with traditional knowledge, considers his interests in geology, oceanography, and optics, and analyzes his perception of nature as a realm inspirited throughout by a single unifying Power. Pelikan next follows Faust on his journeys to the two Walpurgis Nights, where he shows how Faust reveals his delight in the polytheistic extravaganzas of Germanic and especially of Greek mythology. Finally Pelikan describes the operatic finale of the book, where Faust's spirit is drawn upward to salvation by the Eternal Feminine, and he argues that this marks Faust's evolution into moral philosopher and monotheist. Pelikan's analysis thus reveals thematic unities and a dialectical development of Faust's character that have been unnoticed heretofore
Obedient rebels : Catholic substance and Protestant principle in Luther's Reformation by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

21 editions published between 1864 and 1964 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 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
Imago Dei : the Byzantine apologia for icons by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His A.W. Mellon lectures in the Fine Arts, delivered in 1987
Bach among the theologians by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 863 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 in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is really two books in one: a dictionary in which 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."
Development of Christian doctrine : some historical prolegomena by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jesus through the centuries : his place in the history of culture
Whose Bible is it? : a history of the Scriptures through the agesInterpreting the Bible & the ConstitutionMary through the centuries : her place in the history of cultureThe Christian tradition : a history of the development of doctrineThe idea of the university : a reexaminationChristianity and classical culture : the metamorphosis of natural theology in the Christian encounter with HellenismThe illustrated Jesus through the centuriesThe vindication of tradition
Alternative Names
Iaroslaus Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan americký historik

Jaroslav Pelikan Amerikaans theoloog (1923-2006)

Jaroslav Pelikan amerykański teolog i historyk chrześcijaństwa

Jaroslav Pelikan storico e accademico statunitense

Jaroslav Pelikan US-amerikanischer Kirchenhistoriker

Jaroslav Pelikan US historian of Christianity, Christian theology and medieval intellectual history at Yale

Pelikan, I︠A︡roslav 1923-2006

Pelikan, J.

Pelikan, J. 1923-2006

Pelikan, Jan

Pelikan, Jan 1923-2006

Pelikán, Jaroslav

Pelikán, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Pelikan, Jaroslav J.

Pelikan, Jaroslav J. 1923-2006

Pelikan Jaroslav Jan

Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan, 1923-

Pelikán, Jaroslav Jan 1923-2006

Γιάροσλαβ Πέλικαν

Пеликан, Ярослав

Пелікан, Ярослав 1923-2006

Ярослав Ян Пелікан

Јарослав Пеликан

ജാരോസ്ലാവ് പെലികൻ

야로슬라프 펠리칸

펠리칸, J. 1923-2006

펠리칸, 야로슬라브 1923-2006

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