Flashcards in St. Irenaeus Deck (11):
Apologist, Pastor, Bishop, Martyr?, Ante-Nicene Father
-Born in Smyrna
-Bishop of Lyons
-settled disputes among Christians in Gaul
-combated the beliefs of the Gnostics & defended true doctrine
-explained the faith clearly
-creator of Systematic Theology
-5 books of The Detection and Overthrow of the False Gnosis
-Demonstration of the Apostolic Teaching
-Against the Heresies
Who did he grow up with?
-St. John the Apostle
What school did he attend?
school of Bishop Polycarp
Where was he bishop of?
What methods did he use to battle the Gnostics?
-confirmation of Apostolic Authority
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
What was St. Irenaeus called in regard to theology?
-Father of Theology
-Creator of Systematic Theology