Irenaeus and the 'Rule of Truth' : A reconsideration

Book chapter


Ayres, Lewis Odell. (2020). Irenaeus and the 'Rule of Truth' : A reconsideration. In The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual pp. 145-163 De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110608632-010
AuthorsAyres, Lewis Odell
Abstract

The study of the growth of early Christian intellectual life is of perennial interest to scholars. This volume advances discussion by exploring ways in which Christian writers in the second century did not so much draw on Hellenistic intellectual traditions and models, as they were inevitably embedded in those traditions. The volume contains papers from a seminar in Rome in 2016 that explored the nature and activity of the emergent Christian intellectual between the late first century and the early third century. The papers show that Hellenistic scholarly cultures were the milieu within which Christian modes of thinking developed. At the same time the essays show how Christian thinkers made use of the cultures of which they were part in distinctive ways, adapting existing traditions because of Christian beliefs and needs. The figures studied include Papias from the early part of the second-century, Tatian, Irenaeus, and Clement of Alexandria from the later second century. One paper on Eusebius of Caesarea explores the Christian adaptation of Hellenistic scholarly methods of commentary. Christian figures are studied in the light of debates within Classics and Jewish studies.

KeywordsReligion; Christianity; Irenaeus
Page range145-163
Year01 Jan 2020
Book titleThe Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual
PublisherDe Gruyter
Place of publicationUnited States
Edition139
ISBN978-3-11-060755-0
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110608632-010
Web address (URL)https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110608632-010/html
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Research or scholarlyResearch
Publisher's version
License
All rights reserved
File Access Level
Controlled
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Print2020
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Jan 2024
Additional information

© 2020 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston

Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/901w4/irenaeus-and-the-rule-of-truth-a-reconsideration

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 3
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 3
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

Seven theses on dogmatics and Patristics in Catholic theology
Ayres, Lewis. (2022). Seven theses on dogmatics and Patristics in Catholic theology. Modern Theology. 38(1), pp. 36-62. https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12736
As We are One: Thinking into the Mystery
Ayres, Lewis. (2016). As We are One: Thinking into the Mystery. In In O. D. Crisp and F. Sanders (Ed.). Advancing Trinitarian Theology: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics pp. 94 - 113 Zondervan.
God
Ayres, Lewis. (2015). God. In In C. Chin and M. Vidas (Ed.). Late Ancient Knowing: Explorations in Intellectual History pp. 134 - 151 University of California Press.
The Word answering the Word: Opening the space of Catholic biblical interpretation
Ayres, Lewis. (2015). The Word answering the Word: Opening the space of Catholic biblical interpretation. In In R. D. Nelson, D. Sarisky and J. Stratis (Ed.). Theological theology: Essays in honour of John Webster pp. 37 - 54 Bloomsbury T & T Clark. https://doi.org/10.5040/9780567662026.ch-003
The Memory of Tradition: Postconciliar Renewal and One Recent Thomism
Ayres, Lewis. (2015). The Memory of Tradition: Postconciliar Renewal and One Recent Thomism. Thomist: a speculative quarterly review. 79, pp. 511 - 550.
Augustine and the west to ad 650
Ayres, Lewis. (2015). Augustine and the west to ad 650. In In H. Boersma and M. Levering (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology pp. 156 - 169 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199659067.013.6
Irenaeus vs. the Valentinians: Toward a rethinking of patristic exegetical origins
Ayres, Lewis Odell. (2015). Irenaeus vs. the Valentinians: Toward a rethinking of patristic exegetical origins. Journal of Early Christian Studies. 23(2), pp. 153 - 187. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2015.0027
Irenaeus vs the Valentinians:Toward a Rethinking of Patristic Exegetical Origins
Ayres, Lewis. (2015). Irenaeus vs the Valentinians:Toward a Rethinking of Patristic Exegetical Origins. Journal of Early Christian Studies. 23, pp. 153 - 187. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2015.0027
Introduction to A Celebration of Living Theology A Festschrift in Honour of Andrew Louth
Ayres, Lewis Odell. (2014). Introduction to A Celebration of Living Theology A Festschrift in Honour of Andrew Louth. In A Celebration of Living Theology. A Festschrift in Honour of Andrew Louth pp. 1-3 Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
Augustine on the Triune Life of God
Ayres, Lewis. (2014). Augustine on the Triune Life of God. In In E. Stump and N. Kretrzmann (Ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Augustine pp. 60 - 77 Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781139178044.006
Where Does the Trinity Appear? Augustine's Aplogetics and Philosophical Readings of the DeTrinitate
Ayres, Lewis. (2012). Where Does the Trinity Appear? Augustine's Aplogetics and Philosophical Readings of the DeTrinitate. Augustinian Studies. 43, pp. 105 - 122. https://doi.org/10.5840/augstudies2013431/211
Augustine on redemption
Ayres, Lewis. (2012). Augustine on redemption. In In M. Vessey (Ed.). A companion to Augustine pp. 416 - 427 Wiley-Blackwell.
Works on the Spirit: Athanasius and Didymus
Ayres, Lewis. In J. Behr (Ed.). (2012). Works on the Spirit: Athanasius and Didymus St Vladimir's Seminary Press.
Into the Cloud of Witnesses: Latin Trinitarian Theology Beyond its Modern 'Revivals'
Ayres, Lewis. (2012). Into the Cloud of Witnesses: Latin Trinitarian Theology Beyond its Modern 'Revivals'. In In G. Maspero and R. Wozniak (Ed.). Rethinking Trinitarian Theology pp. 3 - 25 T&T Clark International.
Benedict XVI: A ressourcement theologian?
Ayres, Lewis, Kelly, Patricia and Humphries, Thomas. (2012). Benedict XVI: A ressourcement theologian? In In G. Flynn and P. D. Murray (Ed.). Ressourcement: A movement for renewal in twentieth-century Catholic theology Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0028
There's fire in that rain: On reading the letter and reading allegorically
Ayres, Lewis. (2012). There's fire in that rain: On reading the letter and reading allegorically. Modern Theology. 28(4), pp. 616 - 634. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0025.2012.01775.x
The Trinity and the Life of the Christian: A Liturgical Catechism
Ayres, Lewis. (2011). The Trinity and the Life of the Christian: A Liturgical Catechism. New Blackfriars. 92, pp. 3 - 17. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-2005.2009.01338.x
Augustine
Ayres, Lewis. (2011). Augustine. In In S. Westerholm (Ed.). The Blackwell Companion to Paul pp. 345 - 360 Wiley-Blackwell.
Augustine on the Trinity
Ayres, Lewis. (2011). Augustine on the Trinity. In In G. Emery and M. Levering (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity pp. 123 - 137 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557813.003.0010
Augustine and the Trinity
Ayres, Lewis. (2010). Augustine and the Trinity Cambridge University Press.