Jaroslav Pelikan


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Jaroslav Jan Pelikan (December 17, 1923–May 13, 2006) was a scholar in the history of Christianity, Christian theology and medieval intellectual history.

Jaroslav Jan Pelikan was born in Akron, Ohio, to a Slovak father and Serbian mother, Jaroslav Jan Pelikan Sr. and Anna Buzekova Pelikan. His father was pastor of Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois, and his paternal ... more »

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  • An agnostic position is one that leaves open the question whether there exists a god or gods, professing to find such a question unanswered or unanswerable. For the atheist, the question has been answ...
    Jaroslav Pelikan (b. 1923), U.S. theologian. "Atheist/Agnostic," The Melody of Theology: A Philosophical Dictionary, Harvard University Press (1988).
  • Both Socrates and Jesus were outstanding teachers; both of them urged and practiced great simplicity of life; both were regarded as traitors to the religion of their community; neither of them wrote a...
    Jaroslav Pelikan (b. 1932), U.S. theologian, educator. Jesus Through the Centuries, ch. 15, Yale University Press (1985).
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