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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Jaroslav Pelikan, RIP. A great scholar and a kind man. He encouraged me in my graduate work, and fought the good fight over Augustine (he was pro) against department colleague John Boswell. I hear that, when he finally traded in his Czech-Lutheranism for a "higher" model, Prof. Pelikan went East rather than West. Too bad -- but better to go East Pelikan-style than West Boswell style. (Fwiw, I studied from both these men -- and learned from both -- but not at the same time.)