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  Irenaeus - LoveToKnow 1911
IRENAEUS, bishop of Lyons at the end of the 2nd century, was one of the most distinguished theologians of the anteNicene Church.
The foundation upon which Irenaeus bases his system consists in the episcopate, the canon of the Old and New Testaments, and the rule of faith.
This exposition by Irenaeus of the divine economy and the incarnation was taken as a criterion by later theologians, especially in the Greek Church (cf.
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  Irenaeus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Irenaeus is remembered as a martyr, although there is no evidence for how he died, though he presumably did so shortly after the turn of the third century.
Irenaeus was the first Christian writer to list all four and exactly four of the now canonical Gospels as divinely inspired, possibly in reaction to Marcion's edited version of the Gospel of Luke, which he asserted was the one and only true gospel.
Irenaeus is the first to draw comparisons between Eve and Mary, contrasting the faithlessness of the former with the faithfulness of the latter.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Irenaeus
Bishop of Lyons, and Father of the Church.
Irenaeus was a priest of the Church of Lyons.
Irenaeus succeeded the martyr Saint Pothinus as Bishop of Lyons.
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 Irenaeus of Lyons - OrthodoxWiki
Irenaeus cites from most of the New Testament canon, as well as works from the Apostolic Fathers, I Clement and the Shepherd of Hermas, however he makes no references to Philemon, II Peter, III John and Jude, which isn't surprising, since the canon of the Holy Scriptures had not yet been set.
Irenaeus is the first to draw comparisons between Eve and the Theotokos, contrasting the faithlessness of the former with the faithfulness of the latter.
Irenaeus therefore understands the atonement of Christ as happening through his incarnation rather than his crucifixion, although the latter is an integral part of the former.
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 IRENAEUS OF LYONS
Irenaeus went beyond scripture, however, and taught that orthodoxy is also based ultimately on a succession of teachers, the bishops, in any church founded by an apostle.
Irenaeus went so far as to provide a list of bishops of the church at Rome, which he argued, proved an unbroken succession from Peter and Paul down to his own day.
Irenaeus also contributed to the concept that the tradition of the church, passed down from the apostles to their successors, is equally authoritative along with scripture.
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 Irenaeus of Lyons - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irenaeus cites from most of the New Testament canon, as well as works from the Apostolic Fathers, I Clement and the Shepherd of Hermas, however he makes no references to Philemon, II Peter, III John and Jude, which isn't surprising, since the canon of the Holy Scriptures had not yet been set.
Irenaeus was the first Christian writer to list all four and exactly four of the canonical Gospels as divinely inspired, possibly in reaction to Marcion's edited version of Luke, which Marcion asserted was the one and only true gospel.
Irenaeus is the first to draw comparisons between Eve and the Theotokos, contrasting the faithlessness of the former with the faithfulness of the latter.
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 The Development of the Canon of the New Testament - Irenaeus
Irenaeus adopted a totally negative and unresponsive attitude, however, toward Marcion, a schismatic leader in Rome, and toward the Valentinians, a fashionable intellectual Gnostic movement in the rapidly expanding church that espoused dualism.
Irenaeus was especially insistent that there are exactly 4 Gospels, and used numerological arguments surrounding the number 4, such as the 4 covenants, for support.
Irenaeus goes on to compare them to the Gospels according to John, Luke, Matthew, and Mark respectively.
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 Irenaeus : Irenaeus of Lyons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irenaeus cited from most of New Testament canon, except that he also cited 1 Clement[?] and The Shepherd of Hermas.
Irenaeus was the first Christian writers to list all four and exactly four of the now canonical gospels as divinely inspired, possibly in reaction to Marcion's edited version of Gospel of Luke, which he was touting as the one and only true gospel.
Irenaeus was buried under the church of Saint John's in Lyons, which was later renamed St. Irenaeus.
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 Irenaeus, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
), c.125–c.202, Greek theologian, bishop of Lyons, and one of the Fathers of the Church.
Irenaeus went to Rome to plead for leniency toward the Montanists (see Montanism) and for those Eastern Christians who were threatened with excommunication because they did not observe the Roman date for Easter.
Irenaeus was the earliest Father of the Church to systematize those Christian beliefs that would later be accepted as orthodox doctrine and is cited frequently by later theologians.
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 Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 115 - c. 202)
Otto Reimherr, "Irenaeus and the Valentinians," Lutheran Quarterly 12 (1980): 55-59.
Smulders, "A Quotation of Philo in Irenaeus," Vigiliae Christianae 12 (1958): 154-156.
Exemplified by Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Clement of Alexandria.
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 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irenaeus (c 130-202 CE) was the most important theologian of the second century.
Pothinus was martyred under the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius in 177 while Irenaeus was away in Rome.
Irenaeus was the first person to develop an Old Testament and New Testament that worked together.
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 National Catholic Reporter: Irenaeus' doppelganger takes aim at relativism.... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irenaeus, like Ratzinger, was seemingly obsessive in his campaign against heresy -- heresy as Irenaeus and a few other nervous bishops defined it.
Irenaeus and other heresy-hunters, the Ratzingers of their day, thundered against them, finally defining them and their writings out of the church.
Irenaeus cleverly parodied their teachings, excoriated them as "emissaries of Satan," compared their "multitudes" to "mushrooms from the ground" and denounced their various teachings "as from the Lernaean Hydra, a many-headed wild beast." The result: Boundaries were drawn, an authoritative scriptural canon was defined and bishops gained power as arbiters of truth.
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 St Irenaeus of Lyons
Irenaeus was bishop of Lyons (Lugdunum) in the second century.
For Irenaeus the bishop is alter apostolus wheras for Ignatius the bishop is alter Christus.
For Irenaeus, the bishop was someone who expressed the apostolicity of the Church whereas for Ignatius the bishop was someone who took care of his flock as a living icon of Christ.
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 D.Casey: Irenaeus: Touchstone of Catholicity
Irenaeus is a genuinely catholic thinker for whom nothing is left out of the economy of salvation and for whom truth is always to be found in the whole.
Although Irenaeus cites Rome as an example of an apostolic church with whom all should be in agreement, [15] it is the unity of belief that determines the catholicity of faith, not the other way around.
Irenaeus’ catholicity was not one of discipline or hierarchy.
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 St. Irenaeus of Lyons | Biography and Writings of Saint Irenaeus -Welcome to The Crossroads Initiative
Irenaeus was one of the most important Early Church Fathers of the 2nd century AD.
Irenaeus was bishop of Lyons, in Southern France, though he appears to have grown up in Smyrna, in modern-day Turkey.
Saint Irenaeus is said to have won the crown of martyrdom around the year 200 AD.
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 St. Irenaeus of Lyons
When in the late second century St. Irenaeus was called on to be the "founder of Christian theology", in refuting the Gnostic heretics who were distorting Christian teachings, he appealed to the traditional teachings as the proof of their errors.
Irenaeus of Lyons was not Lyonnais by birth.
In the year 177, after a severe persecution had broken out in the Lyons area, the church at Lyons sent him as an ambassador to Pope Eleutherius in Rome to urge him to treat with mercy a group of their Asiatic friends who were in error but simply misguided.
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 Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. I
It was during this persecution that Irenaeus was sent to Rome with letters of remonstrance against the rising pestilence of heresy; and he was probably the author of the account of the sufferings of the martyrs which is appended to their testimony.
It is certain that Irenaeus was bishop of Lyons, in France, during the latter quarter of the second century.
On account of the severity thus evinced, Irenaeus addressed to him a letter (only a fragment of which remains), warning him that if he persisted in the course on which he had entered, the effect would be to rend the Catholic Church in pieces.
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 Saint Irenaeus Bio
In his youth, Irenaeus was strongly influenced by St. Polycarp*, whose teachings he treasured "not on paper but in my heart, for the things we learnt in childhood are part of our soul." Irenaeus studied in Rome and then became a priest of Lyons, the principal bishopric of Gaul.
Irenaeus returned to Lyons in 178 AD and was appointed bishop after Pothinus had been killed in the persecution.
It is believed that Irenaeus himself ended his life as a martyr, but the evidence in support of this is inconclusive.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Irenaeus of Lyons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irenaeus insisted that the salvation brought by Christ is a "recapitulation" of the blessed state of Adam and Eve before the fall, not a return to some world of pre-material and pre-Creation "eons" (manifestations of the Godhead).
Irenaeus testified that he was taught this Rule of Faith by the martyr Polycarp who had it from the apostle John, and that it is identical to the theology taught by the Roman bishops who likewise traced their teaching back to apostles Peter and Paul.
Irenaeus, by holding on to the essential "plot line" (hypothesis) of salvation through Christ's recapitulation of the original unfallen state of physical Creation, began the long process of drawing out the "treasures of wisdom and knowledge" hidden in the New Testament.
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 Famous Apologist
Irenaeus was sent to Rome with an important letter and while gone Pothinus was martyred under the persecution of Marcus Aurelius in 177 CE When Irenaeus returned he was appointed the Bishop of Lyons
Irenaeus was the first to interpret the Christian Scriptures as a unified document.
Irenaeus' approach to interpretation was to have enormous impact on later Christian interpretation.
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 Irenaeus of Lyons
Irenaeus draws upon the creation doublet—humans are created in the “image and likeness” of God.
For Irenaeus, the universe is a giant schoolhouse for human redemption and fulfillment.
Irenaeus doesn’t spend a lot of time on the speculative doctrinal issues, but, nevertheless, his ideas do indicate that he was interested in the theoretical and well as practical dimensions of Christian belief.
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 Irenaeus of Lyons
Eric Francis Osborn, Irenaeus of Lyons (Cambridge Univ Pr 2001)
Irenaeus' major extant writing is the Adversus Haereses (the full title of which is the Refutation and Overthrow of Knowledge falsely so-called).
There is also a fragment of a letter sent by Irenaeus to Pope Victor preserved in Syriac that is generally accepted as authentic.
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 Our Sunday Visitor's Faith Matters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irenaeus studied in Rome and was later appointed presbyter of Lyons.
A brilliant theologian, Irenaeus was a dedicated opponent of all forms of heresy, authoring the treatise Adversus Omnes Haereses, a sharp critique of Gnosticism, which was then troubling the faith.
Irenaeus stands as one of the early Church’s most talented proponents of orthodoxy and the recognition of the authority of both Scripture and Tradition.
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 St. Irenaeus
The writings of Irenaeus give him an honored place among the Fathers of the Church for they laid the foundations of Christian theology and, by refuting the errors of the Gnostics,[1] kept the youthful Catholic faith from the danger of corruption by the subtle, pessimistic doctrines of these philosophers.
Irenaeus was born, probably about the year 125, in one of the maritime provinces of Asia Minor, where the memory of the Apostles was still cherished and where Christians were already numerous.
The high regard which Irenaeus earned for himself at Lyons was shown in the year 177, when he was chosen to go on a serious mission to Rome.
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 Irenaeus of Lyons
Irenaeus (pronounced ear-a-NAY-us) was probably born around 125.
One of the earliest heresies to arise in the Christian church was Gnosticism, and Irenaeus was one of its chief early opponents.
Assuming the Gnostic view of the matter, each of the thirty must be either finite or infinite, material or non-material, and somewhere along the line you would have an infinite being producing a finite one, a spiritual being producing a material one.
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 June 28 Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irenaeus was a Greek who was born between the years 120 and 140.
Irenaeus was not martyred at that time because he was asked by his brother priests to take an important message from them to the pope in Rome.
Irenaeus studied all its teachings and then in five books showed how wrong they were.
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Irenaeus is thought to have been a Greek from Polycarp's hometown of Smyrna in Asia Minor, now Izmir,
Irenaeus was one of the first Christian writers to use the principle of
Irenaeus was the first Christian writer to list all four and exactly four of the now canonical Gospels as divinely inspired, possibly in reaction to
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 Books : Irenaeus of Lyons (The Early Church Fathers)
I was looking for an impartial, scholarly assessment of what little we know about Irenaeus of Lyons, his role in the history of the Roman Catholic church, and a nice translation of "Against Heresies." This book offers none of that.
Grant likens Irenaeus' contribution to Christian history as being like a gothic column; this simile is inappropriate in so many ways, I don't know where to begin.
Irenaeus defined his theology in conflict with the Gnostics who frequently shared churches with the Christians but...
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