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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.

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  3. Jun 27, 2014 · Irenaeus offers a meticulous and theologically rich refutation of Gnosticism in his major work, better known as Against Heresies. Although Irenaeus sets out to debate heretics, along the way he produced one of the first great systematic theological treatises of the Church. 3. Eucharistic belief.

  4. 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 ...

  5. May 3, 2010 · Irenaeus was born between 115 and 125 AD, in Smyrna (modern Izmir, in Turkey). Irenaeus often heard the aged Polycarp preach. Polycarp was a close associate of the apostle John, and Irenaeus treasured this close connection with an eyewitness of Christ's time on earth. Diane Severance, Ph.D. 2010 3 May

  6. Irenaeus; His life and Writings - History of the Early Church Irenaeus; His life and Writings We possess only scanty accounts of the personal history of Irenaeus. It has been generally supposed that he was a native of Smyrna, or some neighboring city, in Asia Minor.

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