I just saw the death notice of Jaroslav Pelikan. He was a wonderful scholar of Christian history and a fine theologian. Last year I read his new book on the Bible and right now I'm looking at the wonderful book he did on Mary, called "Mary Through the Centuries." He wrote in that book, "It is impossible to understand the history of Western spirituality and devotion without paying attention to the place of the Virgin Mary."
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.