Irenaeus

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Irenaeus (130 - 202 AD) was an important early Christian who wrote against Gnosticism. He was originally from Asia Minor and later became Bishop of Lyon (South Gaul).

He was a strong opponent of Gnosticism, writing

  • Refutation and Overthrow of the Knowledge Falsely So-Called (Other names: "Against Heresies" and "Five Books Against Heresies")
  • Demonstration of Apostolic Faith

Traditionally, he is believed to have died a martyr's death.

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