Fools for Christ is a brilliant and balanced examination of the true, the good, and the beautiful. Pelikan first examines Kierkegaard and Paul, analyzing the relationship between the true and the holy. Next he examines Dostoevsky and Luther, and the relationship between the good and the holy. Lastly Pelikan looks at Nietzsche and Bach, and the relationship between the beautiful and the holy. The first section draws on the whole history of Western thought. The second looks into the background of Christian morality, and in the last reaches all the way back to the Greeks in a penetrating study of Western aesthetics. Theology, ethics, and aesthetics—they are all here. Beyond them all, Pelikan shows how the Holy cannot be captured and held by any of them, although the attempt is frequently made. Rather the Holy must remain unqualified, transfiguring within itself the experience of the true, the good, or the beautiful.