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St. Irenaeus

June 28

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(c. 130 – c. 202)

St. Irenaeus was a bishop who used reason and gentle persuasion to help others understand that God’s creation is good, not evil. Wikipedia succinctly lays out his importance as one of the earliest of the Church fathers (130-202): “Against the Gnostics, who said that they possessed a secret oral tradition from Jesus himself, Irenaeus maintained that the bishops in different cities are known as far back as the Apostles and that the bishops provided the only safe guide to the interpretation of Scripture. His polemical work is credited for laying out the ‘orthodoxies of the Christian church, its faith, its preaching and the books that it held as sacred authority.’ His writings, with those of Clement and Ignatius, are taken as among the earliest signs of the doctrine of the primacy of the Roman see. Irenaeus is the earliest witness to recognition of the canonical character of all four gospels.”

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