It follows then, as of course, that these men must either receive the rest of his narrative, or else reject these parts also For no persons of common sense can permit them to receive some things recounted by Luke as being true, and to set others aside, as if he had not known the truth And if indeed Marcion s followers reject these, they will then possess no Gospel for, curtailing that according to Luke, as I have said already, they boast in having the Gospel in what remains. Download Against Heresies 3 – heartforum.co.uk
St Irenaeus 2nd cenutry C.E c 202 was Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire now Lyons, France He was an early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology Irenaeus best known book, Adversus Haereses or Against Heresies c 180 is a detailed attack on Gnosticism, which was then a serious threat to the Church, and especially on the system of the Gnostic Valentinus.
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