Irenaeus of Lyons by Robert M. GrantIrenaeus of Lyons by Robert M. Grant

Irenaeus of Lyons

byRobert M. GrantEditorRobert M. Grant

Paperback | December 16, 1996

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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 seriesSources Chretiennes. This collection of sources will also be an invaluable resource for students of the Early Church.
Title:Irenaeus of LyonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.6 inPublished:December 16, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415118387

ISBN - 13:9780415118385


Editorial Reviews

..." a satisfying introduction to "Against Heresies ... [T]eachers of Gnosticism, of early Christianity, and of the Fathers may find this study useful for classroom use."-Mary Ann Donovan, SC, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley/Graduate Theological Union "Grant's insightful remarks and discerning English rendition of the Greek text make a splendid contribution to the corpus of early Christian texts in translation."-C. Thomas McCollough, Centre College "Religous Studies Review