Irenaeus, the Valentinian Gnostics and the Kingdom of God (A.H.Book V): The Debate About 1 Corinthians 15:50 - Mellen Biblical Press S. 4 (Hardback)Mark Jeffrey Olson (author)
Hardback 164 Pages / Published: 01/01/1992
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By focusing upon Irenaeus' defence of the Catholic or Orthodox position, this volume provides a balance to the mass of Gnostic scholarship produced since the publication of the Nag Hammadi texts. This study looks at Irenaeus' development of an anti-gnostic position, calling attention to the importance of his biblical interpretation, especially of Paul's letters. It also adds an important supplement to the study of a crucial theological theme: the Kingdom of God, showing that the early church, or at least Irenaeus, continued to preach about the "kingdom of God" as a theological theme of first importance.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 164
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