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St. Irenaeus   Listen
St. Irenaeus

noun
1.
Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200).  Synonyms: Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus.






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... Augustine in his treatise De Natura et Gratia, maintained that she was the only human being born without original sin. This was the first important step towards the stripping of the Saviour's mother of her humanity, and establishing her as a divine being. St. Irenaeus contrasted Eve, the bringer of sin, with Mary, the second Eve, the bringer of salvation, and St. Ambrose said: "From Eve we inherited damnation through the fruit of the tree; but Mary has brought us salvation through the gift of the tree, for Christ too, ...
— The Evolution of Love • Emil Lucka



Words linked to "St. Irenaeus" :   Roman Church, saint, Father of the Church, Saint Irenaeus, Roman Catholic, Doctor of the Church, father, Western Church, Irenaeus, Roman Catholic Church, Church Father, Church of Rome, doctor



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