If you don't know of Jaroslav Pelikan, you have missed one of the strongest minds in Christian history. The breadth and depth of his work is astounding.
Jaroslav Pelikan passed away of the weekend due to complications of lung cancer.
Here is a great quote from Pelikan: The Doctrine Doctor - Christianity Today Magazine: "'You have to give the church what it needs, not what it wants. And in order to do that you may have to leave its payroll. It hurts me to say this because I want to be part of a church where that doesn't have to be said. But show me one where it is not true.'"