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Pelikan, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Works: 730 works in 1,574 publications in 8 languages and 48,785 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Sources  Dictionaries  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, ed, Author of introduction, Honoree, Speaker, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: BT198, 230
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Publications about Jaroslav Pelikan
Publications by Jaroslav Pelikan
Publications by Jaroslav Pelikan, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jaroslav Pelikan
The Christian tradition; a history of the development of doctrine by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
111 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,994 libraries worldwide
Jesus through the centuries : his place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
33 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 2,851 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 )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,671 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
Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,288 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
Interpreting the Bible & the Constitution by Jaroslav Pelikan( file )
12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
Located in the northernmost reaches of Russia, the islands of Solovki are among the most remote in the world. And yet from the Bronze Age through the twentieth century, the islands have attracted an astonishing cast of saints and scoundrels, soldiers and politicians. The site of a beautiful medieval monastery - once home to one of the greatest libraries of eastern Europe - Solovki became in the twentieth century a notorious labour camp. Roy Robson recounts the history of Solovki from its first settlers through the present day, as the history of Russia plays out on this miniature stage. In the 1600s, the piety and prosperity of Solovki turned to religious rebellion, siege, and massacre. Peter the Great then used it as a prison. But Solovki's glory was renewed in the nineteenth century as it became a major pilgrimage site - only to descend again into horror when the islands became, in the words of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the "mother of the Gulag" system. From its first interpid visitors through the blood-soaked twentieth century, Solovki, like Russia itself, has been a site of both glorious achievement and profound misery
The idea of the university : a reexamination by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,543 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 )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
The illustrated Jesus through the centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,373 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 )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
The riddle of Roman Catholicism by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
10 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
Christianity and classical culture : the metamorphosis of natural theology in the Christian encounter with Hellenism by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Works by Martin Luther( Book )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
The vindication of tradition by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,038 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 shape of death; life, death, and immortality in the early fathers by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Obedient rebels : Catholic substance and Protestant principle in Luther's Reformation by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
10 editions published between 1864 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 libraries worldwide
The melody of theology : a philosophical dictionary by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Bach among the theologians by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Imago Dei : the Byzantine apologia for icons by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
His A.W. Mellon lectures in the Fine Arts, delivered in 1987
Development of Christian doctrine; some historical prolegomena by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Spirit versus structure; Luther and the institutions of the church by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in English and German and held by 755 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Pelikan, J.
Pelikan, Jan
Pelikan, Jan 1923-2006
Pelikan, Jaroslav.
Pelikán, Jaroslav 1923-2006
Pelikan, Jaroslav J.
Pelikan, Jaroslav J. 1923-2006
Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan.
Pelikán, Jaroslav Jan 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
English (346)
French (14)
German (6)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (2)
Italian (1)
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