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Irenaeus of Lyons : identifying Christianity

Author: John Behr
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Christian theology in context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this contextual study of Irenaeus of Lyons, the first great theologian of the Christian tradition, John Behr sets Irenaeus both within his own context of the second century and our contemporary context.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Irenaeus, Lugdunensis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Behr
ISBN: 019921462X 9780199214624 9780199214631 0199214638
OCLC Number: 827777635
Description: xii, 236 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Irenaeus of Lyons : ambassador for peace, reconciliation, and toleration --
Vienne and Lyons --
The Christian communities in Rome --
Irenaeus and Florinus, Eleutherus and Victor --
Irenaeus and Polycarp --
The chronology of Irenaeus' life and writings --
Against the heresies --
Structure --
Refutation and overthrowal (haer. 1-2) --
The glory of God (haer. 3-5) --
The concise word --
The arc of the economy --
The work of God --
The symphony of salvation --
Living humans beings, the martyrs.
Series Title: Christian theology in context.
Responsibility: John Behr.
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