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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. Saint Irenaeus, bishop of Lugdunum (Lyon), Apologist, and leading Christian theologian of the 2nd century. In the course of his writings Irenaeus advanced the development of an authoritative canon of Scriptures, the creed, and the authority of the episcopal office.

  3. Jan 4, 2022 · 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Saint Irenaeus, (born c. 120/140, Asia Minor—died c. 200/203, probably Lyon; Western feast day June 28; Eastern feast day August 23), Bishop and theologian. Born of Greek parents, he was a missionary to Gaul before being named bishop of Lugdunum (modern Lyon, France).

  7. 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.

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