Krister Stendahl, as scholar and as preacher, as dean and as bishop, has demonstrated a remarkable capacity simultaneously to resonate to tradition and to be critical toward it. . . . He embodies the very quality to which he points: that by the tradition which he has transmitted he has equipped all of us who learn from him to go beyond him. And that, too, is a fitting position for someone who does not want to make disciples but to be one.
Jaroslav Pelikan, from the Foreword