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Life and Works of St. Irenaeus of Lyons (5 vols.)
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Overview

Irenaeus of Lyons was an influential Church Father of the second century. He was one of the first to emphasize the episcopacy and the canonicity of the four Gospels, playing a large role in the formation of a New Testament canon. Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp, who in turn was a disciple of the Apostle John.

The Life and Works of St. Irenaeus of Lyons collection provides an excellent introduction to the writings and significance of this influential early Christian teacher and apologist. The Writings of Irenaeus is an extensive collection of the bishop of Lyons’ work, including his most famous work, Against Heresies—directed against the Gnostic heretics. H. R. Montgomery Hitchcock provides a valuable introduction to Irenaeus’ teachings, and James Beaven’s work provides a biography and discussion of Irenaeus and the doctrines he developed in the second century.

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Key Features

  • Presents an extensive collection of Irenaeus’ works, including Against Heresies
  • Includes a biography and an introduction to the works and theology of Irenaeus
  • Provides an excellent overview of this important Church Father

Individual Titles

The Writings of Irenaeus, vol. 1

  • Author: Irenaeus of Lyons
  • Translators: Alexander Roberts and W. H. Rambaut
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 480

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This volume contains an introduction by the translators and the first three books of Irenaeus’ Against Heresies, in which he speaks against the Gnostic sect of heretics.

The Writings of Irenaeus, vol. 2

  • Author: Irenaeus of Lyons
  • Translators: Alexander Roberts and W. H. Rambaut
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1866
  • Pages: 540

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains the second volume of Roberts and Rambaut’s Writings of Irenaeus. It includes the last two books of Irenaeus’ Against Heresies and fragments from Irenaeus’ lost writings.

The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

  • Author: Irenaeus of Lyons
  • Translator: J. Armitage Robinson
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 172

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains Irenaeus’ The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching. It also includes translator J. Armitage Robinson’s introduction and notes.

Irenaeus of Lugdunum: A Study of His Teaching

  • Author: F. R. Montgomery Hitchcock
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 393

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains F. R. Montgomery Hitchcock’s examination of Irenaeus’ life, works, and ideas.

An Account of the Life and Writings of St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons and Martyr

  • Author: James Beaven
  • Publisher: J. G. F. & J. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 372

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains James Beaven’s examination of the life and work of Irenaeus.

Product Details

  • Title: Life and Works of St. Irenaeus of Lyons
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,632

About Irenaeus of Lyon

Irenaeus of Lyons (AD 130–202) was bishop of Lyon in Gaul. He was an early Church Father and apologist. His work played a key role in forming Christian theology. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Irenaeus was born into a Christian family. He was a priest at Lyons and became bishop after Pothinus was martyred. Most of his writing is directed against the Gnostic heretics. He is recognized as a Saint by both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches.