Irenaeus was the most important theologian in the second-century church. First discovered in 1904, On the Apostolic Preaching is an apologetic work defending the apostolic office and has been translated from Armenian. It summarizes the essentials of the Christian faith, quoting frequently from the Old Testament, and seeks to prove Jesus was the Messiah.
About the Popular Patristics Series
The Popular Patristics series published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press provides readable and accurate translations of a broad range of early Christian literature to a wide audience--from students of Christian history to lay Christians reading for spiritual benefit.
Recognized Patristic scholars provide short but comprehensive and clear introductory essays according to their specializations for each volume.
Texts include classics of Christian literature, thematic volumes, homily collections, letters, spiritual guidance, and poetical works from a wide variety geographical contexts and historical backgrounds. The purpose of the series is to mine the riches of the early church and to make these invaluable writings available to all.
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