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St Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies

Author : Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
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This work, which establishes Irenaeus as the most important of the theologians of the second century, is a detailed and effective refutation of Gnosticism, and a major source of information on the various Gnostic sects and doctrines. This volume contains Book One.

Irenaeus of Lyons

Author : Robert M. Grant
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During the second century the Christian world was shaken by the Gnostics. Irenaeus came from Asia Minor via Rome to become bishop of Lyons, clarify Christian doctrines and fight the Gnostics with a major, five-volume work. He was a living part of his contemporary culture and his approach filled early Christian thought with new life. The writings of Irenaeus exist as a whole only in Latin and Armenian. This study offers new translations of significant parts of his work, critically based on a complete reconstruction of the original Greek in the French series Sources Chretiennes. This collection of sources will also be an invaluable resource for students of the Early Church.

Against Heresies

Author : Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon
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[Softcover] The complete text of "Against the Heresies," with fragments of other writings. Bishop St. Irenaeus of Lyons wrote his "Against Heresies" ca. A.D. 180 to uphold against Gnosticism the Christian rule of faith that he had received. To vindicate the Incarnation of God in human flesh, Irenaeus described and attacked their principal doctrine, the evil origin of the natural world. Affirming the unity of Old and New Testaments, the goodness of the Creator and the created world, and finally the mystery of divinization whereby human beings are elevated into the divine life, the saint produced an outstanding example of early Christian biblical theology. For Irenaeus, as for the other early Church fathers, the doctrines of Christianity safeguard the confession of God's saving love revealed through His Incarnation as Jesus Christ. Of such work there is no better example than Irenaeus, disciple of Polycarp, disciple of John the Evangelist. Unlike other reprints, this version is completely re-typeset, while preserving original page-numbering. (Ex Fontibus Co.)

Irenaeus of Lyons

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Eric Osborn's book presents a major study of Irenaeus (125–200), bishop of Lyons, who attacked Gnostic theosophy with positive ideas as well as negative critiques. Irenaeus's combination of argument and imagery, logic and aesthetic, was directed to the bible. Dominated by a Socratic love of truth and a classical love of beauty, he was a founder of Western humanism. Erasmus, who edited the first printed edition of Irenaeus, praised him for his freshness and vigour. He is today valued for his splendid aphorisms, his optimism, love of the created world, evolutionary view of history, theology of beauty and humour. Why have two millennia of European culture been so creative? Irenaeus points to Greek ways of thinking and the Christian Bible. Irenaeus's thought is complex, yet rewarding to the critical reader, and this full study of it will be of interest to theologians, historians of ideas, classicists, scientists and students.

St Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies Book 3

Author : Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
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The magisterial Adversus Haereses by the second-century apologist and bishop Irenaeus of Lyons takes on the daunting task of refuting the heresies that had begun springing up in the Christian world. Book 3 of this five-book work is perhaps the most important of all: its overarching theme is to establish, as the rule of faith, that it is "one and the same God and Father who was announced by the prophets, handed down by the Gospel, whom we Christians worship and love with our whole heart as the Creator of heaven and earth and of all things in them." Irenaeus does this by mining the Gospels for every shred of evidence that he can marshal to prove his points. This new translation and introduction, based on the most up-to-date sources, is an invaluable addition to scholarship on the most significant work by one of the most renowned authors in early Christianity.

Irenaeus of Lyons

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This book provides a full account of the most important theologians in the early history of Christianity: it is due to his work that one can speak of an Orthodox or Catholic Christianity, with Scripture that includes a New Testament, a rule of truth, apostolic tradition and succession. Against the usual modern assumption that 'orthodoxy' is a rhetorical construction, excluding the 'heretics' on the basis of patriarchal power and intolerance, this book argues thatthe 'heretics' were the ones who were intolerant, wanting everyone to agree with themselves and leaving the broader community to found churches consisting of those who agree with themselves; in turn,the early Church was 'catholic' not because it was monolithically uniform, but because it embraced a variety of voices all willing to work together within parameters that became clearer as a result of others leaving.The theological vision that is sketched out in this period is important in its own right, as a historical phenomenon, and also for our own contemporary situation: it answers questions we have today about Scripture, interpretation of Scripture, and what it means to behuman in a tremendously positive fashion. Never thereafter does someone say, with such clarity and force, that 'the glory of God is a living human being'. But what Irenaeus means by this statement, themartyr, is one which simultaneously challenges us in a unique manner today.

On the Apostolic Preaching

Author : Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
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St Irenaeus is the most important theologian of the second century, laying the foundation for all future Christian thinkers. Irenaeus tells us that he had known Polycarp, who had himself known the apostles and been appointed by them as the bishop of the church of Smyrna. This direct contact with the immediate successors of the apostles was of importance for Irenaeus in his later defense of Christian practice and teaching. In this work Against the Heresies, he was the first to utilize the full range of apostolic writings in his controversy with the Gnostics and others. Uniting, for the first time, the whole history of God's activity in one all-encompassing divine economy, Irenaeus demonstrates that there is but one God, who has made Himself known through His one Son, Jesus Christ, by the one Holy Spirit, to the one human race, bringing His creatures made from mud into the intimacy of communion with Himself.

Five Books of S Irenaeus

Author : Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
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Adam and Christ in the theology of Irenaeus of Lyons

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Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit

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A close study of aspects of Irenaeus' pneumatology that demonstrates how Irenaeus combined Second Temple Jewish traditions of the spirit with New Testament theology to produce the most complex Jewish-Christian pneumatology of the early church.

The Intertextual Reception of Genesis 1 3 in Irenaeus of Lyons

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In The Intertextual Reception of Genesis 1-3, Stephen Presley examines Irenaeus’ intertextual interpretation of scripture and shows how the contours of his theological arguments utilize a series of reading strategies that correlate these Genesis texts with the rest of scripture.

Irenaeus on the Trinity

Author : Jackson Lashier
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In this work, Jackson Lashier provides a fresh reading of Irenaeus' understanding of God, in dialogue with his opponents and sources, revealing a more developed Trinitarian theology than is commonly accorded the second century in general and Irenaeus in particular.

The Third Book of St Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons Against Heresies

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Irenaeus

Author : Denis Minns
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An introduction To The problems of reading Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130-200), known as ‘the first great Catholic theologian’.

Irenaeus on Creation

Author : Matthew Steenberg
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Drawing on current scholarship and exhaustive textual study, this volume offers a detailed exploration of creation—of the cosmos and humanity—in the thought of the second-century Irenaeus of Lyons, connecting it to themes of trinity, image, progress and perfection.

The Third Book of St Irenaeus Bp of Lyons Against Heresies

Author : Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
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St Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies

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This work, which establishes Irenaeus as the most important of the theologians of the second century, is a detailed and effective refutation of Gnosticism, and a major source of information on the various Gnostic sects and doctrines. This volume contains Book One.

Irenaeus of Lyons on Baptism and Eucharist

Author : Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
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Selected from 2 works, Proof of the apostolic teaching and Against the heresies.

The Third Book of St Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons Against Heresies

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Critica Et Philologica Nachleben First Two Centuries Tertullian to Arnobius Egypt Before Nicaea Athanasius and His Opponents

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Papers presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1999 (see also Studia Patristica 34, 35, 37 and 38). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.