Irenaeus On The Christian Faith

Author: James R. Payton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498270034
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Irenaeus On The Christian Faith from the Author: James R. Payton. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130-202) was the greatest theologian of the early post-apostolic church. In his writings we have access to the Christian teaching of a spiritual grandson of the apostle John, for Irenaeus' instructor in the faith was himself taught by the apostle. Irenaeus stresses the importance of apostolic teaching and faithfully handing on the apostolic tradition. His presentation of the Christian faith deserves careful attention, since he knew exactly what he was talking about. There is no better avenue to the apostolic tradition in the early church than his writings. Irenaeus' massive Against Heresies offers a winsome and compelling presentation of the Christian faith, but few have read this magnum opus since the first two of its five books focus on exposing and answering Gnostic heresies, and the only complete English version is difficult to read. This volume eliminates both these obstacles. James Payton has condensed Against Heresies by cutting out most of the interaction with the Gnostics, allowing Irenaeus' rich presentation on the Christian faith to shine through. Furthermore, the author has refurbished the English prose to make it accessible to contemporary readers. With this distillation readers now have access to Irenaeus' rich presentation of the Christian faith, saturated in a thorough knowledge of Scripture and steadfastly rooted in the apostolic tradition of the early church. Anyone who wants to know what the early Christian church had received and passed on from the apostles can do no better than to begin with this book.

Irenaeus On The Christian Faith

Author: James R. Payton
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227680189
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Irenaeus On The Christian Faith from the Author: James R. Payton. With this distillation readers now have access to Irenaeus' rich presentation of the Christian faith, saturated in a thorough knowledge of Scripture and steadfastly rooted in the apostolic tradition of the early church. For anyone who wants to know what the early Christian church had received and passed on from the apostles.

Proof Of The Apostolic Preaching

Author: Joseph P. Smith
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809102648
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Proof Of The Apostolic Preaching from the Author: Joseph P. Smith. Written in the form of a letter, the Proof is a manual of theology designed to serve as a guide to salvation and a way to refute heretics. It was composed in Lyons and dates from the end of the second to the beginning of the third century.

Irenaeus Of Lyons

Author: John Behr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019921462X
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Irenaeus Of Lyons from the Author: John Behr. 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.)
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 9780881411744
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On The Apostolic Preaching from the Author: Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.). The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching, newly translated here from the ancient Armenian version, presents the same vision with exceptional clarity and simplicity. Written at the end of the second century, it outlines Christian teaching in a non-polemical, non-apologetic manner. The second century was an age not unlike our own: drawing upon various elements from a plethora of religions, the Gnostics conjured up their own diverse gods

St Irenaeus Of Lyons Against The Heresies

Author: Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
Publisher: The Newman Press
ISBN: 9780809104543
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St Irenaeus Of Lyons Against The Heresies from the Author: Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.). 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.

One Faith Many Faithful

Author: William J. Byron
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809147599
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One Faith Many Faithful from the Author: William J. Byron. Health Care. Finance reform. The future of Catholic schools. Caring for the elderly. Abortion. Abuse scandals in the church. Business management, the economy, and the very welfare of our society. Confronted with a storm of issues, all of which call for their attention and concern, contemporary Catholics often find themselves confused and uncertain, and even at odds with each other, when trying to apply their faith to the realities of the world they live in. One Faith, Many Faithful provides numerous essays or "short takes" that tackle the wide range of matters of concern to Catholics, but does so in a spirit of complete faithfulness to Catholic teaching and tradition. The collection is divided into four parts: "Religion and Ethics," "Business and Politics," "Education and Family" and "People and Ideas." William J. Byron, SJ, applies and explains principles of Catholic social teaching throughout the book, which offers the reader clarity and concise exposition of the issues that are troubling the contemporary Catholic mind. This book is for all Catholics who want to move beyond the limited scope of contemporary debates and actually apply the ancient principles of their faith to difficult issues. Book jacket.

Irenaeus Of Lyons

Author: Robert M. Grant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134815182
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Irenaeus Of Lyons from the Author: Robert M. Grant. 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.