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Jaroslav Pelikan

AKA Jaroslav Jan Pelikan

Born: 17-Dec-1923
Birthplace: Akron, OH
Died: 13-May-2006
Location of death: Hamden, CT
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Translator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Christian Tradition

Wife: Sylvia Pauline Burica (m. 1946, until his death, two sons, one daughter)

    University: Concordia College Fort Wayne (1942)
    Theological: BDiv, Concordia Theological Seminary (1946)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1946)
    Teacher: Valparaiso University (1946-49)
    Teacher: Concordia Theological Seminary (1949-53)
    Teacher: University of Chicago (1953-62)
    Professor: Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Yale University (1962-72)
    Professor: Sterling Professor of History, Yale University (1972-96)
    Administrator: Dean, Graduate School, Yale University (1973-78)
    Administrator: Trustee, Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

    Encyclopedia Britannica Religion Editor
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences President (1994-97)
    American Academy of Political and Social Science Chairman (2003-04)
    American Academy of Political and Social Science President (2000-01)
    American Philosophical Society Councillor (1984-87)
    Library of Congress Chairman, Council of Scholars (1980-83 and 1988-94)
    Jefferson Award 1983
    Haskins Medal 1985
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Kluge Prize 2004 (with Paul Ricoeur)
    Ordained 1946 (Lutheran)
    Converted to Eastern Orthodox 1998
    Slovak Ancestry Paternal
    Serbian Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine (1971-89, 5 vols.)
The Vindication of Tradition (1984)
Jesus Through the Centuries (1985)
Bach Among the Theologians (1986)
Imago Dei (1990)
Confessor Between East and West (1990, biography)
The Idea of the University: A Reexamination (1992)
Mary Through the Centuries (1996)
What Has Athens to do with Jerusalem? (1997)


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