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Pelikan, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Overview
Works: 560 works in 1,424 publications in 10 languages and 43,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Sources  Dictionaries  Church history  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, ed, Honoree, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: BT198, 232.904
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Most widely held works about Jaroslav Pelikan
 
Most widely held works by Jaroslav Pelikan
Jesus through the centuries : his place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 2,963 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
The Christian tradition; a history of the development of doctrine by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

60 editions published between 1900 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian Tradition traces the development of Christian doctrine from the first century to the twentieth. This monumental work will have far reaching significance, for the history of Western philosophy, political thought, literature, and art during the past two millennia is incomprehensible without an awareness of the evolution of the principal themes of Christian doctrine
Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,262 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
Whose Bible is it? : a history of the Scriptures through the ages by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,086 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
The World treasury of modern religious thought( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,415 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 illustrated Jesus through the centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,388 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 excellent empire : the fall of Rome and the triumph of the church by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riddle of Roman Catholicism by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

16 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther's Works by Martin Luther( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the Bible & the Constitution by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obedient rebels : Catholic substance and Protestant principle in Luther's Reformation by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

15 editions published between 1864 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 848 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of Christian doctrine; some historical prolegomena by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit versus structure; Luther and the institutions of the church by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and German and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reformation of the Bible, the Bible of the Reformation by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is equally true that the Reformation was inspired and defined by the Bible and that the Bible was reshaped by the intellectual, political, and cultural forces of the Reformation. In this book, a distinguished scholar - whose contributions to the field of religious studies have won him wide renown - explores this relationship, examining both the role of the Bible in the Reformation and the effect of the Reformation on the text of the Bible, biblical studies, preaching and exegesis, and European culture in general." "The book serves as the catalog for a major exhibition of early Bibles and Reformation texts that has been organized at Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and that will also be shown at the Yale Center for British Art, the Houghton Library and the Widener Library at Harvard University, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University."--Jacket
 
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Jesus through the centuries : his place in the history of culture
Alternative Names
Iaroslaus Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan amerykański teolog i historyk chrześcijaństwa

Jaroslav Pelikan storico e accademico statunitense

Jaroslav Pelikan US-amerikanischer Kirchenhistoriker

Pelikan, J.

Pelikan, Jan

Pelikan, Jan 1923-2006

Pelikan, Jaroslav.

Pelikn, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Pelikan, Jaroslav J.

Pelikan, Jaroslav J. 1923-2006

Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan.

Pelikn, Jaroslav Jan 1923-2006

Γιάροσλαβ Πέλικαν

Пеликан, Ярослав

Јарослав Пеликан

ജാരോസ്ലാവ് പെലികൻ

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

Languages
English (342)

German (16)

Italian (10)

French (8)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (4)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
The Christian tradition; a history of the development of doctrineMary through the centuries : her place in the history of cultureWhose Bible is it? : a history of the Scriptures through the agesThe idea of the university : a reexaminationThe illustrated Jesus through the centuriesLuther's WorksChristianity and classical culture : the metamorphosis of natural theology in the Christian encounter with HellenismInterpreting the Bible & the Constitution