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 Pelikan's Final Work

Acts (Brazos Theological Commentary)Acts (Brazos Theological Commentary)
Jaroslav Pelikan
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Jaroslav Pelikan initiates this forty-volume commentary series with his work on Acts. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible. Pastors and leaders of the classical Church such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture.

The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places.
     


 

 Luther's Works Series

Luther's Works [LW], Volume 30: The Catholic EpistlesLuther's Works [LW], Volume 30: The Catholic Epistles
Martin Luther
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This volume in the spectacular series complied by Jaroslav Pelikan includes sermons on the 1st and 2nd Epistles of Peter, sermons on the Epistle of Jude, and lectures on the 1st Epistle of John. These writings are commonly called "catholic" epistles because they were addressed to the larger universal church rather than to a specific individual or group. Here Luther's sermons address the lasting importance of dedication and loyalty to God's Word, faith in Christ and love for God and one's neighbor.

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Luther's Works, Volume 29 (Lectures on Titus, Philemon & Hebrews)
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 The Christian Tradition Series

The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600), Christian Tradition #1The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600), Christian Tradition #1
Jaroslav Pelikan
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Pelikan's work is a fine contribution to the renewal of Christianity in all its dimensions. Volume One, The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600,) is the history of this critical, troubled time. Pelikan focuses upon the subtle relationship between what the faithful believed, what teachers, both orthodox and heretical, taught and what the church confessed as dogma during its first 6 centuries of growth.
     

 
The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700), Christian  Tradition #2The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700), Christian Tradition #2
Jaroslav Pelikan
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The second volume of Professor Pelikan's monumental work of The Christian Tradition is the most comprehensive historical treatment of Eastern Christian thought from 600 to 1700 written in recent years. This volume covers the great Christological controversies of the seventh century, the debate on icons in the 8th and 9th, attitudes to Jews, to Muslims, to the dualistic heresies of the high Middle Ages, to the post-Reformation churchs of Western Europe. The line that separated Eastoner Christendom from Western on the medieval map is similar to the "iron curtain" of recent times. Linguistic barriers, political divisions, and liturgical differences combine to isolate the two cultures from each other. Pelikan explains the divisions between Eastern and Western Christendom and identifies and describes the development of the distinctive forms taken by Christian doctrine in its Greek, Syriac and early Slavic tradition.
     

 
The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300), Christian Tradition, #3The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300), Christian Tradition, #3
Jaroslav Pelikan
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Volume 3 continues Pelikan's splendid work as part of his five-volume history of the development of Christian doctrine. This volume is based on a most meticulous examination of medieval authorities and the growth of medieval theology covering the years 600-1300. Designed for the academic scholar. 333 pages in softcover by The University of Chicago Press, 1978.
     

 
Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700), Christian Tradition #4Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700), Christian Tradition #4
Jaroslav Pelikan
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This penultimate volume in Pelikan's acclaimed history of Christian doctrine encompasses the development of the Reformation of Church and Dogma for the years 1300-1700. This indepth examination of the crucial period in church history helps the reader understand many of the doctrinal developments during this time.
     

 
Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700), Christian Tradition #5Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700), Christian Tradition #5
Jaroslav Pelikan
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Pelikan begins Volume 5 with the crisis of orthodoxy that confronted all Christian denominations by the beginning of the 18th century and continues through the 20th century in its particular concerns with ecumenism. The modern period in the hisotry of Christian doctrine, Pelikan demonstrates, may be defined as the time when doctrines that had been assumed more than debated for most of Christian history were themselves called into question: the idea of revelation, the uniqueness of Christ, the authority of Scripture, the expectation of life after death, even the very transcendence of God. The last volume in the Christian Tradition series, Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700) is designed for the academic scholar.


     

 

 
The Idea of University: A ReexaminationThe Idea of University: A Reexamination
Jaroslav Pelikan

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In this eloquent and deeply personal book, selected as a notable book of 1992 by the New York Times book review, an eminent scholar enters the debate over the crisis in university education. Jaroslav Pelikan provides a unique perspective on the university today by reexamining it in light of John Henry Cardinal Newman's 150-year-old classic The Idea of a University and showing how Cardinal Newman's ideas both illuminate and differ from current problems facing higher education.
     

 
Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of CultureJesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture
Jaroslav Pelikan
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One of the most highly regarded works of intellectual history of the past decade, this book is an original and compelling study of the impact of Jesus on cultural, political, social, and economic history. Noted historian and thelolgian Jaroslav Pelikan reveals how the image of Jesus created by each successive epoch--from rabbi in the first century to liberator in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--is a key to understanding the temper and values of that age.
     

 
Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of CultureMary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture
Jaroslav Pelikan
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In much the same manner as his highly touted Jesus Through the Centuries, recondite Pelikan takes us on a fascinating historical tour of how Mary has been portrayed and venerated inside and outside the church, such as Theotokos, Mater Dolorosa, paragon of chastity, model wife, and eternal feminine. 267 pages, softcover.

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Interpreting the Bible & the ConstitutionInterpreting the Bible & the Constitution
Jaroslav Pelikan

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Both the Bible and the Constitution have the status of “Great Code,” but each of these important texts is controversial as well as enigmatic. They are asked to speak to situations that their authors could not have anticipated on their own. In this book, one of our greatest religious historians brings his vast knowledge of the history of biblical interpretation to bear on the question of constitutional interpretation.

Jaroslav Pelikan compares the methods by which the official interpreters of the Bible and the Constitution--the Christian Church and the Supreme Court, respectively--have approached the necessity of interpreting, and reinterpreting, their important texts. In spite of obvious differences, both texts require close, word-by-word exegesis, an awareness of opinions that have gone before, and a willingness to ask new questions of old codes, Pelikan observes. He probes for answers to the question of what makes something authentically “constitutional” or “biblical,” and he demonstrates how an understanding of either biblical interpretation or constitutional interpretation can illuminate the other in important ways.
     

 
Christianity and Classical CultureChristianity and Classical Culture
Jaroslav Pelikan

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The momentous encounter between Christian thought and Greek philosophy reached a high point in fourth-century Byzantium, and the principal actors were four Greek-speaking Christian thinkers from Cappadocia: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, and Macrina, the sister of Basil and Gregory of Nyssa. The author examines the writings of the Cappadocians looking for both the encounter and the synthesis between Christianity and Hellenism. This study is based upon the 1992-1993 Gifford Lectures on Natural Theology at the University of Aberdeen. The author used the lectureship as an opportunity to address, head-on and at length, the perennial issue of the Christian encounter with Hellenism, because that has been the historical matrix for the very idea of "natural theology."
     

 

 

 
Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian TraditionCredo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition
Jaroslav Pelikan
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Eminent theologian Jaroslav Pelikan has been translating, editing, and studying the Christian creeds and confessions of faith for sixty years. This book is the historical and theological distillation of that work. In Credo, Pelikan addresses essential questions about the Christian tradition: the origins of creeds; their function; their political role; how they relate to Christian institutions, worship, and service; and how they help to explain the major divisions of the Christian church and of Christian history.

Credo stands as an independent reference work devoted to the subject of what creeds and confessions are and what their role in history has been. It is also the first of the four volumes of Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition, edited by Pelikan and Valerie Hotchkiss.

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Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition, 4 Volumes with CD-ROMCreeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition, 4 Volumes with CD-ROM
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This four volume set includes the three volumes of Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition edited by Pelikan and Hotchkiss as well as Credo by Pelikan. These remarkable volumes assemble the principal creeds and confessions of the Christian Church, from biblical times to the present and from all over the globe, and place them in their historical and theological context.

The set includes over 225 texts, ranging from the creedal statements in the Bible to the Ad tuendam fidem Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II, representing countries and cultures from around the world, including the Caribbean and Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Pelikan and Hotchkiss provide a brief introduction to each creed and confession, as well as commentary and notes identifying its biblical and other sources. A massive and unique comparative index serves as a comprehensive guide, doctrine by doctrine, to all the creeds and confessions. And a CD-ROM, which contains the translated texts in their original languages, is also included.

A stunning achievement of scholarly erudition, Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, and the general public, fostering understanding of the history of Christian thought as well as Christianity itself.
     

 
Whose Bible Is It?: A History of the Scriptures Through the AgesWhose Bible Is It?: A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages
Jaroslav Pelikan
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In this superbly written history, Jaroslav Pelikan takes the reader through the good book's evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral tales to its modern existence in various iterations, translations, and languages. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible's appearance in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of different Bibles and why certain books were adopted by certain religions and sects, as well as the development of the printing press, the translation into modern languages, and varying schools of critical scholarship.

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