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Against Heresies by [St. Irenaeus]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1428 KB
  • Print Length: 518 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 163174061X
  • Publisher: Veritatis Splendor Publications (25 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OUPNWO
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Irenaeus was bishop of Lyon when he was martyred in 177 A.D. His writings are essential to understanding the development of Christianity as we know it. The second century was full of novel interpretations of the faith, and Irenaeus' defense remains cogent and clear to this day. The fact that he does not quote the gnostic gospels that are fashonable these days (you know, that the Church DOES NOT WANT YOU TO READ) is clear evidence for the antiquity and reliability of the four that we have used since the beginning. And lots of other important details...

At the price, there is no reason not to buy this classic.
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Disappointing. This version is riddled with typos, presumably owing to being machine-read and is entirely lacking in any Index, bible references or footnotes. It's not unfortunately for the serious reader or student.
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This was good but i found the index lacking and even a few typos. However the work is so hard to get hold of (without buying a massive 7 book set) that its worth it. And price is great
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Also a work of great interest, to students of Church History, Systematic Theology.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x92b199b4) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
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HASH(0x922c4bc4) out of 5 stars Valuable perspective on Gnostic beliefs 5 Dec. 2013
By LABran - Published on Amazon.com
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The translation is readable although there are several typos, a few of which the corrections are not obvious. Although the book clearly intends to discredit the Gnostic beliefs of the time, the author includes a description of those beliefs which is more detailed and objective than many comparable writers, whether ancient or contemporary. The book is definitely slow reading in many sections, however, there are many different sections, with elaborate titles, making it easy to "stop and rest" while reading.
29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92789540) out of 5 stars Excellent 21 Feb. 2013
By Charlene - Published on Amazon.com
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St. Irenaeus is a worth read for anyone. It is important to realize that Gnosticism existed in the early Church, and was argued against, as it still happens today. Understanding the original Christian doctrines is vital to understanding the Bible as a whole. We must worship in truth, instead of wishing for magical knowledge, which the Gnostics believed was salvation.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92789444) out of 5 stars "Against Heresies" 22 July 2015
By Robert J. Wilkins - Published on Amazon.com
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How does one write a review on a 1900 year old work? I only wish I had read this before tackling the Dag Hammadi scriptures, but Irenaeus' first chapter explained what Gnosticism was at that time. I love the history; Irenaeus is writing ca. 150 years after the death of Christ and referring to the then bishops by their order of descendence from the apostles. I would like to learn how/why Gnosticism became so popular so as to vie with the four gospels for control of the then Christian world. I understand that Paul was the architect who took Jesus' teachings to the gentiles and made it an empire wide religion instead of another Jewish sect, but the Gnostic interpretation lacks the mass appeal of salvation against a rather dreary process of learning which didn't get everyone through and up to the seventh tier of their heavens. The Gnostic creation of their mythology seems like another version of Babylonian/Egyptian/Greek/Roman pantheisim. I'm still searching for answers how Christianity became an institution from a few nomadic apostles, but Gnosticism was one of the first obstacles it had to overcome. Also looking for an explanation of when God created the angels, their hierarchy, how Satan left the spiritual fold, and why God can't control or eliminate him. Haven't found this in either Testament yet.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92bc57f8) out of 5 stars Excellent book, terrible edition. 23 Aug. 2015
By Robert M - Published on Amazon.com
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The book has no commentary, footnotes, table of contents or index. Unless you are reading it cover to cover, this is not the edition to get. It is simply the book. If you are interested in a particular topic for a paper for instance, this is not the version for you. Very dense read as there are few if any breaks. It is even difficult to find the breaks between each of the five books that make up the volume. Again if you are reading it cover to cover, it is an excellent value.

As for the book itself, It is a classic and certainly worth reading for anyone interested in the teachings of the Patristic fathers.

The two stars are for the edition, NOT the book itself. It would be like giving the Bible two stars. On classics like this, I wouldn't presume to rate it anything less than 5 stars. But that doesn't help you pick the edition that is best for you.
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92b1b36c) out of 5 stars Classic Gnosticism: Must Read 23 July 2012
By alcopaul - Published on Amazon.com
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For those who want to learn true and original Gnosticism, this is THE source. St. Ireneus attacked the religion by exposing its intricacies.
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