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Pelikan, Jaroslav 1923-2006

Works: 558 works in 2,179 publications in 5 languages and 51,014 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Sources  Church history  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, ed, Other, Speaker, Translator, Contributor, Adapter
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Jesus through the centuries : his place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,761 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
Mary through the centuries : her place in the history of culture by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
23 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,188 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 )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,125 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 idea of the university : a reexamination by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,386 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 1,380 libraries worldwide
The illustrated Jesus through the centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,360 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 )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 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 1,230 libraries worldwide
Christianity and classical culture : the metamorphosis of natural theology in the Christian encounter with Hellenism by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Luther's Works by Martin Luther( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
The vindication of tradition by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 993 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
Imago Dei : the Byzantine apologia for icons by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
37 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 905 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 )
18 editions published between 1864 and 1964 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Bach among the theologians by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 853 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 823 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."
Development of Christian doctrine : some historical prolegomena by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 813 libraries worldwide
Faust the theologian by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
The Christian tradition : a history of the development of doctrine by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Jaroslav Pelikan and the need for creeds ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 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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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
English (334)
German (5)
Japanese (2)
Korean (2)
Chinese (1)
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