Jaroslav Pelikan’s importance to history and theology simply can’t be overstated.  In addition to that, I’ve always found his writing to be clear and helpful… there’s no doubt that we are much poorer without him.  Dan Greeson turned me on to this great interview with Pelikan, recorded in 2003 when he was 80 years old.  You can listen to the audio here.  I think it likely that in years to come we may look back at the work Pelikan has done on Christian Creeds during our age–which is so obviously opposed to any solid statements of faith–and see it as an inspiration for people of faith to hold fast to the truths long confessed in the Creeds.