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The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching, newly translated here from the ancient Armenian version, presents the same vision with exceptional clarity and simplicity. Written at the end of the second century, it outlines Christian teaching in a non-polemical, non-apologetic manner. The second century was an age not unlike our own: drawing upon various elements from a plethora of religions, the Gnostics conjured up their own diverse gods. In response to this, Irenaeus exhorts his readers to hold fast to Scripture, and simply to see what is. The Demonstration is a handbook and a guide to this scriptural reality. Here Irenaeus recounts all the various deeds of God culminating in the exaltation of His crucified Son, Jesus Christ, and the bestowal of His Holy Spirit and the gift of a new heart of flesh. Through the recounting of this history, Irenaeus brings his readers -- then and now -- into the covenant established by God.
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