Bishop of Lyons in Gaul from about 180 CE; a champion of orthodoxy against the Gnostics [[➝ Gnosticism]], emphasizing the continuity of the Christian revelation with the Old Testament. Irenaeus was the first Church leader to set out a canon of the NT scripture (the four gospels, Acts, and the epistles of Paul) as authoritative alongside the OT, which could be interpreted allegorically. These principles were a foundation for genuine biblical scholarship.

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  • Irenaeus, S. (4) — 4S. Irenaeus, M. (1. April.) Diesen heil. Martyrer bringt am 1. April das Mart. Rom., wie die Boll. meinen, irrthümlich mit Quinctianus in Verbindung und nennt Beide Martyrer in Armenien. Die Bollandisten glauben, es sei S. Herenaeus1, der unter… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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