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Titles

Apologist, Pastor, Bishop, Martyr?, Ante-Nicene Father

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Geography

-Born in Smyrna
-Bishop of Lyons
-settled disputes among Christians in Gaul

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Work

-combated the beliefs of the Gnostics & defended true doctrine
-explained the faith clearly
-creator of Systematic Theology

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Writings

-5 books of The Detection and Overthrow of the False Gnosis
-Demonstration of the Apostolic Teaching
-Against the Heresies

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Who did he grow up with?

-St. Polycarp
-St. John the Apostle

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What school did he attend?

school of Bishop Polycarp

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Where was he bishop of?

Lyons

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What methods did he use to battle the Gnostics?

-argument
-satire
-ridicule
-confirmation of Apostolic Authority

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What is the meaning of Regula Fidei?

-rule of the faith
-Gospel comes from bishops, which is the same Gospel that the Apostles taught, which was taught to them by Jesus, who got it from God
-means that the Word of God is available to everyone, does not contain "secret doctrine" that only elitists can understand

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What was St. Irenaeus called in regard to theology?

-Father of Theology
-Creator of Systematic Theology

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Apostolic Tradition is.....

-public
-one
-pneumatic