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Irenaeus of Lyons

Irenaeus of Lyons

Author: Robert M Grant
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Series: Early church fathers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grant, Robert McQueen, 1917-
Irenaeus of Lyons.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
Named Person: Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Irénée, saint; Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Irenaeus Lugdunensis; Irénée, (saint ;; Irenaeus (Lugdunensis)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Grant
ISBN: 0415118379 9780415118378 0415118387 9780415118385 9786610651870 6610651876
OCLC Number: 34517356
Description: 214 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The life of Irenaeus --
Gnostic origins --
Against the Valentinians --
Christian books and traditions --
Greek education against gnosticism --
Rhetoric in theology --
[Text of] Translation against heresies : on the detection and refutation of the knowledge falsely so called : Books I-V.
Series Title: Early church fathers.
Responsibility: Robert M. Grant.
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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.  Read more...


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`Grant writes simply and stight forwarldy, allowing extensive quotations from Irenaeus to illustrate his expositions'

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