Historical Theology
256 Pages
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Historical Theology

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256 Pages
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Change is a universal phenomenon that commands the attention of the historian. For Christian theology, change raises special difficulties. How are we to reconcile the notion of the revelation of an unchanging God, who is abiding truth, with the notion of the pervading mutability of all human affairs? This problem, which is as old as religion, is intensified by the Christian belief in the fullness and finality of the revelation made through Jesus Christ.
Professor Pelikan begins his study of historical theology with this basic problem and traces the origins of the difficulties that inevitably follow upon the admission of the possibility of change. His investigations lead him to critically examine the dogmatic solution of Vincent of Lerins, the later dialectical interpretation of Abelard, the approach of Thomas Aquinas, and finally, the nineteenth century's Adolf von Harnack to propose a working definition of Christian doctrine and of the task of the historical theologian.
Pelikan's work is a perceptive and penetrating study of the interaction of history and theology. Theology must be historical because man is historical. To neglect history, or worse still, to renounce it, is to deny man and theology their common future. Historical Theology is a worthy introduction to a task that must continually seek to weld past, present, and future into a living whole.

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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 Historical Theology Continuity and Change in Christian Doctrine By Pelikan, Jaroslav Copyright©1971 by Pelikan, Jaroslav ISBN 13: 978-1-62564-647-7 Publication date 1/20/2014 Previously published by Corpus Instrumentorum, 1971
Foreword to the Jaroslav Pelikan 2014 Reprint Series
WHILe compILIng a compreHensIve bîbîôày ô é wôkŝ ô  Jàôŝà Péîkà ô à Féŝŝçît çéébàî îŝ 80 bîdày î 2003, ï ôççàŝîôày bôu ô î à àîçé ô éçué à Jày îŝé àd à bu ôôé. hîŝ îŝ ô ŝuîŝî, îé îŝ ôîiç, ity-éî-yéà ubîŝî îŝôy. Càéd “é éîé îŝôîçà éô-ôîà ô ôu îé,” Péîkà ôôk ô é îŝôy ô Cîŝîàîy àd Cîŝîà dôçîé î îŝ éîéy--ô Eàŝ ô Wéŝ àd ô é àôŝôîç àé ô çôéôày îŝŝuéŝ. ïdééd, ô ŝày é îŝ é “é-îé” ô “ôéôŝ” ŝçôà î îŝ iéd îŝ à udéŝàéé, ô é îŝ é ôy ŝçôà éçôîzéd àŝ é àuôîy ô é îéŝé iéd ô à ô Cîŝîà îŝôy. hîŝ Wî àd Sôçk ŝéîéŝ àîŝ ô éî à ŝééçîô ô Péîkà’ŝ wîîŝ à àé ô ôé î î, ŝuç àŝHistorical heology, à éudîé ŝuéy ô é îŝôy ô éôôy àŝ bô bôud by àdîîô àd éé-çàî, ôhe Melody of heology, à çôéçîô ô bîé éléçîôŝ ô îôà éôôîçà ôîçŝ wîç ôé éîéwé çàéd “é uîàé bédŝîdé bôôk.” hé éŝàîîy ô Péîkà’ŝ îkî îŝ ààé î àôé wôk éîéd î îŝ ŝéîéŝ,he Excellent Em-pire, wîç juxàôŝéŝ GîbbôŝDecline and Fall of te Roman Empirewî é “îŝé àd îu” ô é Cîŝîà Cuç. Péîkà’ŝ àçîé îd çôéédéd bî, éxàŝîé îdéàŝ àd àŝ à àuô é çôud ŝyéŝîzé, ààyzé, çôàé, àd îéé àé éîôdŝ ô îŝôy. îŝ ŝwééî îéwŝ ô éôôîçà îŝôy, àŝ îFrom Luter to Ki-erkegaard,îàuàbé ô udéŝàdî é iéd, bu é çôud àé àŝô zéô î ô à àîçuà àuô ô ôîç, àŝ î îŝ ééà ŝudy ô Faust te heologian, ô îŝ àŝ ubîçàîô, à çôéày ô hé Açŝ ô é Aôŝéŝ. Fô éà édîôîà ôjéçŝ ŝuç àŝ ué’ŝ Works(55 ôuéŝ) ô ŝuççîç àd çôé éŝŝàyŝ ŝuç àŝWose Bible Is It?,Jàôŝà Péîkà çôŝîdééd îŝé “à çôîçé ô ôé ô é ôŝ ôéwéî éxôŝîôŝ î é îŝôy ô é uà îd àd ŝîî,” à îŝ, Cîŝîàîy àd îŝ îàç ô éôôy, îôŝôy, çuué, àd wôd îŝôy.
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Foreword to the Jaroslav Pelikan 2014 Reprint Series
hé éîî ô Péîkà’ŝ wîîŝ îŝ à wôy udéàkî ô ôy béçàuŝé éy wéé ŝô îluéîà î é wéîé çéuy, bu àŝô béçàuŝé éy wî ŝàd é éŝ ô îé àd çôîué ô îlu-éçé ŝudéŝ, ŝçôàŝ, îîŝéŝ, àd àyéôé. hôu ŝçôày î àué àd déàî wî çôéx ééŝ, Péîkà’ŝ wôk îŝ ôéé-éŝŝ àççéŝŝîbé àd îŝ ôîçŝ àé çôéî.Jesus hroug te Cen-turiesàd (1985) Mary hroug te Centurieswéé ôuà (1996) béŝ-ŝééŝ. Oé éxàéŝ îçudé îŝBac Among te heologians(1989), wîç îŝ équîéd éàdî ô uŝîçîàŝ. Ad ŝééà ô îŝ bôôkŝ béà àŝ ubîç éçué ŝéîéŝ, îçudîImago Dei(1990), Wat Has Atens to Do wit Jerusalem?(1997) àdInterpreting te Constitution(2004), î àddîîô ô éJesusàdMarywôkŝ. Péîkà’ŝ wîîŝ ŝôw uŝ é îééàîô ô Cîŝîà àdîîô àd îé-éçuà îŝôy wîî bôàd çuuà àéŝ ô éééçé dàw ô îôŝôy, uŝîç, é îŝuà àŝ, îéàué, éôîç, ôîîçà àd é-à éôy, àd é àuà ŝçîéçéŝ. Côŝŝî bôudàîéŝ àd àkî çôéçîôŝ wàŝ Péîkà’ŝ ŝé. é kéw é îày îéàué àd é àuàéŝ î wîç éy wéé wîé. é ŝàw é àé îç-ué àd é àîéd î wî béààkî àjéŝy àd àŝéy. Jàôŝà Péîkà wàŝ à à ô ày àçîéééŝ. ï àddîîô ô îŝ ôdîîôuŝ ubîŝî çàéé, é àŝô ŝééd î ôŝîîôŝ ô dîŝîçîô ô Déà ô é Gàduàé Sçôô à Yàé ô éŝîdé ô é Aéîçà Açàdéy ô Aŝ àd Sçîéçéŝ. é éçéîéd éŝîîôuŝ àwàdŝ ŝuç àŝ é Jéféŝô Awàd ô é Nàîôà Edôwé ô é uàîîéŝ àd é Jô W. Kué Pîzé ô îéîé Açîéé-é î é uà Sçîéçéŝ (béŝôwéd by é îbày ô Côéŝŝ wîç î 2000 àéd î à “îî ééd”), àd àççééd ŝôé ôy-ŝîx ôôày déééŝ. Nôw ôu îŝ éî ŝéîéŝ, é é-éd çôîuéŝ àd é à îéŝ ô ôu îŝ wîîŝ.
Vàéîé ôçkîŝŝ Adéw S. G. Tuy Edôwéd Pôéŝŝô àd Dîéçô ô é Ràé Bôôk & Màuŝçî îbày Uîéŝîy ô ïîôîŝ à Ubàà-Cààî Jué 2013
1.Ortodoxy and Western Culture: A Collection of Essays Honoring Jaroslav Pelikan on tis Eigtiet Birtday, édîéd by Vàéîé ôçkîŝŝ àd Pàîçk éy (Céŝwôôd, NY: S. Vàdîî’ŝ Péŝŝ, 2005), 185-228.