UCCF: The Christian Unions UCCF | Bethinking | Theology Network | Uncover | text only
 

 

 Theologians who just won't die 

Irenaeus - of - lyons

 Further Reading: Irenaeus

 Mike Reeves

Irenaeus' Against Heresies is available online at the wonderful ccel.org and the same translation is available in Schaff's Ante-Nicene Fathers (vol.1). It is well worth a few hours' time, though a warning to the reader: unless you are very keen to learn about second-cenutry Gnosticism, skip the first two books!


Buy now

For those who just want a taster of Irenaeus, John Behr's translation of The Demonstration of Apostolic Preaching is excellent, and comes with very helpful notes and introduction, highly recommended.


Buy now

For anyone interested in following up Irenaeus' main themes of incarnation and recapitulation, one outstanding introduction is worth mentioning: Gustaf Wingren, Man and the Incarnation: A Study in the Biblical Theology of Irenaeus.


Buy now