IRENE (Eirenaios)( Greek Christian writer)
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Irenaeus; Eirenaios, Latin. Irenaeus, of Lyons, ca. 140 - OK. 202 years., Greek Christian writer. An outstanding theologian and Bishop II in. n. e., a disciple of Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, one of the Apostolnyh Fathers. At the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius was a priest at Lyon. After the martyrdom of the bishop of Lyons and Vienna and. becomes his successor in 177 or 178 g. Together with the other bishops, he wrote a letter to the bishop of Rome Victor during a dispute about the date of Easter celebrations. According to legend, he died a martyr's death during the persecution perpetrated by the Emperor of the North 202 g. He wrote in Greek. The originals of two of his works preserved in translation, lost. The most significant essay - it Incrimination and the denial of false knowledge (Elenchos anatrope tes pseudonymu gnoseos), often quoted by the Latin title Adversus haereses. Composition in 5 books preserved in starolatinskom translation, probably, III in. n. e., kn. IV and V are known, in addition, the Armenian version.
Some Greek fragments can be restored on the basis of quotations from other writers of the Church. I. wrote it between 180 and 185 gg. Most extensive first book describes Gnostic system, . the second book attempts to refute their teachings with rational arguments, . third book refers to the apostolic tradition, . Fourth, we find a summary of the truths of Christian doctrine and the first sample of the theological history,
. In the book. V &. examines the Christian doctrine of the body and the resurrection from the dead, because it is this part of the Christian doctrine is most challenged by the Gnostics. For information about the Gnostics, and. borrowed from earlier polemicists, whose works were lost. He himself became a source of information for Tertullian and Hippolytus. In the Armenian translation of an essay Rationale remained true apostolic teaching (Epideiksis tu apostoliku kerygmatos). It is like a katehisticheskoe allowance. Other works, called Eusebius of Caesarea, had disappeared. I. did not aspire to literary fame, he wrote extensively, only that he knew, but despite this had a considerable influence on subsequent generations of Christian writers.