"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Jaroslav Pelikan, R.I.P.

One of America's greatest scholars of Christian history and thought died last Saturday, May 13, at 82. His five-volume The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine provided the template for my study of that topic while in college and graduate school. And that series was only a small part of his opus. Directly or indirectly, he has affected countless souls, doubtless almost entirely for the good.

I am told that his humility matched his erudition. May his prayers as a member of the Church Triumphant aid us in our quest for Christian unity.

For bio, bibliography, and roundup of obits, go here.
blog comments powered by Disqus