Monday, May 15, 2006

Jaroslav Pelikan dies

The NYTimes reports that "Yale professor Jaroslav Pelikan, one of the world's foremost scholars of the history of Christianity, has died of lung cancer, his son said Monday." He was 82." He was a convert from Lutheranism to Eastern Orthodoxy, and a winner of the Kluge Prize, sometimes called the Nobel for the humanities. His most well known work, satisfying Mark Twain's definition of a classic, is The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. Rest in peace.

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