This is also a solid historical snapshot of the ante-Nicene church and a summary of what they really taught.
I affirm that statement in that while reading this, I developed a new zeal toward the Triune God and a sure appreciation for the authority of the Scripture.
That's the only sticking point for me which doesn't detract from the work of the original author the the translator, both of which are very good.
I bought this book to supplement my study of the history of Christianity. I appreciated the introduction that preceded the actual text written by Irenaeus. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John B.
“[Jesus] gloriously accomplished our salvation and fulfilled the promise made to the patriarchs…recapitulating these [types] in Himself, in order to obtain life for us, “the Word... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Spencer Camp
Every evangelical preacher should read this treasure chest of early Scripture interpretation. This particular translation of the work is excellent and recent. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeff Gossmann
A wonderful work translated as best as it can be given the patchwork nature of the manuscripts. I appreciate, and this is my preference, that the Scriptural references are located... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Matthew L. Heinrich
For any student of early christian writers this is a must. St Irenaeus really lays a foundation for apostolic succession, that coupled with writers like St Hippolytus, St Polycarp,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by James
This is just one of the books that prove people wrong. Many people spread the lie that Christians cannot know what early church doctrine was. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Danny Mac