Stock Image

Irenaeus and Genesis A Study of Competition in Early Christian Hermeneutics

Published by Eisenbrauns
ISBN 10: 1575067005 / ISBN 13: 9781575067001
New / Softcover/Paperback / Quantity Available: 6
From Scholar's Source (Warsaw, IN, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price: US$
Price: US$ 33.20
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Irenaeus and Genesis A Study of Competition ...

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

Binding: Softcover/Paperback

Book Condition: New


Irenaeus, the second-century bishop of Lyons, left such an impression upon the church that he is sometimes considered to be theology's ?founding father.? After all, his legacy includes such theological landmarks as the regula fidei (or ?rule of faith?) and the doctrine of recapitulation. Although these ought not to be minimized, we may gain a new appreciation for this early bishop by highlighting a facet of his work that is even more central: the distinctive shape of the hermeneutic guiding his readings of sacred texts as Christian Scripture. Within the contemporary climate of twenty-first century theology, the reopening of questions of power, truth, authenticity, and holism points to a critique of hermeneutical process (not just theological end-product). In Irenaeus's day, Gnostic Christians on the fringe of the church offered a vision of the telos of faith that many found compelling. Responding to this challenge required Irenaeus to articulate an even more satisfying Christian theology and anthropology on the basis of Scripture and received apostolic tradition. In this battle of hermeneutics, both sides considered protological texts such as Genesis 1:26 and 2:7 to be indispensible. Through a sympathetic reading, then, of Irenaeus and his competitors, we aim to better understand why Irenaeus's biblical interpretations ultimately were deemed more plausible, faithful, and fruitful within the mainstream of the church. Bookseller Inventory # HOLIRENAE

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Scholar's Source
Address: Warsaw, IN, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 25, 2008
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived,
you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind
about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll
respond within 2 business days.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Store Description: Specializing in the ancient Near East and biblical studies for more than 30 years. The Scholar's Source for all academic books, foreign and domestic, in the ancient Near East and biblical studies