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Fools for Christ: Essays on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

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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.

  • Title: Fools for Christ: Essays on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful
  • Author: Jaroslav Pelikan
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2001
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Religion; Values; Holiness; Truth; Good and evil; Aesthetics
  • ISBNs: 9781579108021, 1579108024
  • Resource ID: LLS:FOOLSFORCHRIST
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-09-15T22:41:58Z

Jaroslav Pelikan (1923–2006) (PhD, University of Chicago) was a historian of Christianity, theology, and medieval intellectualism. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. Throughout his life he held numerous intellectual leadership positions. He was dean of Yale Graduate School from 1973 to 1978, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, editor of the religious section of Encyclopedia Britannica, a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and founder of the Council of Scholars at the Library of Congress. He was Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, where he served on the faculty from 1962 to 1996. Pelikan wrote over 30 books, including Mary Through the Centuries, Jesus Through the Centuries, Whose Bible Is It?, and The Vindication of Tradition.

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