Jaroslav Pelikan, 1923-2006
Jaroslav Pelikan, a leading scholar in the history of Christianity, died on Saturday, May 13, at the age of 82. He was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, having served on the Yale faculty from 1962 to 1996.
We were fortunate to publish Pelikan’s extraordinary five-volume work The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, a religious and intellectual history of Christian doctrine from the first century to the twentieth. Martin Marty said of the work that it is “a series for which they must have coined words like ‘magisterial’.”