Monday, May 15, 2006

Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006)

Christ is Risen!

Dr Jaroslav Pelikan, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University where he served on the faculty from 1962-96, fell asleep in the Lord in the afternoon of Saturday, May 13 after a long battle with lung cancer.

Recognized by many as the most noted historical theologian of our times, Dr Pelikan was a member at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Crestwood, NY from the date of his reception into the Orthodox Church along with his wife in 1998. He is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is one of the world’s leading scholars in the history of Christianity and has authored more than 30 books including the five volume The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine (1971-89).

Memory Eternal!

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