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    Irenaeus (/ ɪr ɪ ˈ n eɪ ə s /; Greek: Εἰρηναῖος Eirēnaios; c. 130 – c. 202 AD) was a Greek bishop noted for his role in guiding and expanding Christian communities in the southern regions of present-day France and, more widely, for the development of Christian theology by combating heterodox or Gnostic interpretations of ...

  2. St. Irenaeus, (born c. 120/140, Asia Minor—died c. 200/203, probably Lyon; Western feast day June 28; Eastern feast day August 23), bishop of Lugdunum (Lyon), Apologist, and leading Christian theologian of the 2nd century. His work Adversus haereses ( Against Heresies ), written about 180, was a refutation of gnosticism.

  3. Irenaeus (ca. 125-202) was bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, which is now Lyons, France. Irenaeus was born in Smyrna in Asia Minor, where he studied under bishop Polycarp, who in turn had been a disciple of the Apostle John. Leaving Asia Minor for Rome he joined the school of Justin Martyr before being made bishop of Lyons in Southern Gaul in about ...

  4. Jun 27, 2014 · Irenaeus is a crucially important source for establishing the existence of belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist among the earliest Christians. The Eucharist, Irenaeus writes, consists of “two realities, earthly and heavenly.”

  5. Irenaeus ( Greek: Εἰρηναῖος), (c. 120- c. 200) was a notable early Christian apologist and bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, which is now Lyon, France. His writings were formative in the development of early Christian theology, and he is recognized as a saint by both the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

  6. Jun 17, 2019 · Irenaeus saw martyrdom as the culmination of the Christian path and a chance to demonstrate what he considered the highest form of love: love for our enemies. Irenaeus’s Relevance

  7. Jan 4, 2022 · Question Who was Saint Irenaeus of Lyons? Answer Irenaeus (AD 130–202) was the bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul (modern Lyons, France), a stalwart opponent of heresy, and an influential witness concerning the development of the biblical canon. Little is known about the life of Irenaeus.

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