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Orthodoxy & Western Culture: A Collection of Essays Honoring Jaroslav Pelikan on His Eightieth Birthday Jaroslav Pelikan

Orthodoxy & Western Culture: A Collection of Essays Honoring Jaroslav Pelikan on His Eightieth Birthday

Jaroslav Pelikan

Published April 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780881412710
Hardcover
231 pages
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Jaroslav Pelikan is recognized as the foremost church historian of the 20th century a position he has held for nearly 50 years. It is a reputation built upon such monuments as The Christian Tradition, & his most recent work, Creeds &MoreJaroslav Pelikan is recognized as the foremost church historian of the 20th century a position he has held for nearly 50 years. It is a reputation built upon such monuments as The Christian Tradition, & his most recent work, Creeds & Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition. These essays by colleagues & former students of Pelikan were given during a yearlong, nationwide celebration of his 80th birthday, culminating in 12/03 at Yale University, where Pelikan himself gave the final lecture. The general theme of the series was the impact of Orthodoxy on Western culture. Contributors include: John Erickson, Valerie Hotchkiss, Patrick Henry, Andrew Louth, Anthony Ugolnik, John Anthony McGuckin, Speros Vryonis Jr, James H. Billington & Vartan Gregorian. Besides his essay, The Will to Believe & the Need for Creed, Pelikan adds, for the 1st time, a personal memoir of his life as a scholar.