By James R. Payton Jr.
Irenaeus' giant opposed to Heresies deals a winsome and compelling presentation of the Christian religion, yet few have learn this magnum opus because the first of its 5 books specialise in exposing and answering Gnostic heresies, and the single whole English model is hard to read.
This quantity removes either those hindrances. James Payton has condensed opposed to Heresies through slicing out lots of the interplay with the Gnostics, permitting Irenaeus' wealthy presentation at the Christian religion to polish via. moreover, the writer has refurbished the English prose to make it obtainable to modern readers.
With this distillation readers now have entry to Irenaeus' wealthy presentation of the Christian religion, saturated in an intensive wisdom of Scripture and steadfastly rooted within the apostolic culture of the early church. a person who desires to understand what the early Christian church had got and handed on from the apostles can do no larger than to start with this book.
"James Payton starts his ebook with a cymbal conflict: 'Irenaeus was once the best theologian to come up within the Church because the instances of the Apostles.' he's completely correct. In fresh many years he has been caricatured, by means of a few, within the reason for rehabilitating the Gnostics, yet his prestige as a Christian theologian is enormous and his perception is mystically profound. He continues to be one of many maximum Fathers of the Church catholic; and it's marvelous to determine this inventive and skilful abridgement of his signature paintings made extensively on hand for a brand new era."
--John A. McGuckin
"In the process the prior a number of a long time, Dr. Payton has emphasised the massive significance of St. Irenaeus of Lyons for the background of theology. For years Payton has studied an important of Irenaeus' books, opposed to Heresies, supporting to form an knowing of the traditional theologian as a contemporary.... along with being very approachable for a standard reader the e-book is academically inviting. Irenaeus is portrayed as an writer who should be advised to scholars and laymen, in addition to a huge educational viewers. Payton's paintings at the exploration of patristic theology can't be overvalued and represents an outstanding contribution to the tutorial theological community."
Matthias Flacius Illyricus, Zagreb, Croatia
James R. Payton Jr. is Professor of heritage at Redeemer collage university, in Ancaster, Ontario. he's the writer of sunshine from the Christian East: An advent to the Orthodox culture (2007) and Getting the Reformation unsuitable: Correcting a few Misunderstandings (2010).