Ireneaus was a Second Century Bishop of Lugdunum in what is today southern France. He is notable for his missionary activity and for his writings promoting apostolic teaching and refuting heresy. He traced his knowledge of the apostolic teaching through Polycarp of Smyrma back to the Apostle John and was last person we know of who could legitimately make such a claim. Today’s free book is F.R. Montogomery Hitchcock’s detailed study of Irenaeus’s life and teaching. This public domain title was digitised using the copy of the book held in Spurgeon’s College library.
Francis Ryan Montgomery Hitchcock [1867-1951], Irenaeus of Lugdunum. A Study of His Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1914. Hbk. pp.373. [Click here to visit the download page]
Table of Contents
- Foreword by H.B. Swete
- The Life of Irenaeus
- The Teachers of Irenaeus
- The Treatise Against the Heresies
- The Education of Man
- The Rule of Faith
- The Omnipotent Father
- Man’s Knowledge of God
- The Doctrine of the Trinity
- The Incarnate Word
- The Incarnation and the Atonement
- Biblical Views, Interpretation of Scripture, etc.
- The Canon of the New Testament
- Notes of the Church
- The Ministry, Continuity and Orders
- The Sacraments of the Church
- Psychology, Salvation, Future Hope
- The Apostolic Preaching
- Gnosticism Ancient and Modern
- Creed and Conclusion
- Excursus. Latin Translation
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Main image: Irenaus, in Church of St Irenaeus, Lyon. Source: Wikipedia