Originally published in 1914, this book presents an introduction to the teaching of Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons in the second century AD. Montgomery Hitchcock reviews Irenaeus' life and historical setting before delving more deeply into his attempts to construct the outlines of Christian theology in the face of early heresies. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in early Christian apologetics and the development of Christian theology.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword; 1. The life of Irenaeus; 2. The teachers of Irenaeus; 3. The treatise against the heresies; 4. The education of man; 5. The rule of faith; 6. The omnipotent father; 7. Man's knowledge of God; 8. The doctrine of the trinity; 9. The incarnate world; 10. The incarnation and the atonement; 11. Biblical views, interpretation of scripture, etc.; 12. The canon of the New Testament; 13. Notes of the church; 14. The ministry, continuity and orders; 15. The sacraments of the church; 16. Psychology, salvation, future hope; 17. The apostolic preaching; 18. Gnosticism ancient and modern; 19. Creed and conclusion; Excursus. Latin translation; Bibliography; Index.