Creeds

was the Creed of 325 “new?”

No. A quick survey of pre-Dan Brown literature reveals that several rules of faith existed in the early 2nd century.

Creeds

“the earliest creed is…” moving on…

I keep hearing this tired refrain: “‘Jesus is Lord’ is the earliest creed.” They are pulling this phrase from 1

Galatians

Good Stuff from St. Irenaeus on St. Paul (inspiration, rhetoric)

Holy cow. I love this sort of stuff. St. Irenaeus is fighting off Marcion and attempting to explain some things

Irenaeus

Irenaeus on Theosis

Gary, one of the reasons I like Irenaeus is his position on the Creator and the Creature. There is no

Irenaeus

Irenaeus and the Non-Violent Atonement

Since the apostasy tyrannized over us unjustly, and though we were by nature the property of the omnipotent God, alienated

Irenaeus

Irenaeus would have recognized Homeric tendencies in the Gospels

Irenaeus likened the ‘Gnostic’ use of Scripture to that of someone who takes Homeric verses and rearranges them to create

Irenaeus

Confirmation of Peter’s ἔξοδον, and Mark’s late date, in Irenaeus

I can’t find the Greek text, and I really don’t want to spend any more time on it, but this

Baptism

Friday with the Fathers – Infant Baptism

I’ll give you two… “He came to save all through himself; all, I say, who through him are reborn in