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Irenaeus (died approximately 202) used to be a Greek cleric famous for his position in guiding and increasing Christian groups in what's now the south of France and, extra largely, for the advance of Christian theology by way of struggling with heresy and defining orthodoxy. Originating from Smyrna, now Izmir in Turkey, he had heard the preaching of Polycarp, who in flip used to be stated to have heard John the Evangelist.

Chosen as bishop of Lugdunum, now Lyon, his best-known paintings is at the Detection and Overthrow of the So-Called Gnosis, frequently mentioned as Adversus Haereses, an assault on gnosticism, specifically that of Valentinus. To counter the doctrines of the gnostic sects claiming mystery knowledge, he provided 3 pillars of orthodoxy: the scriptures, the culture passed down from the apostles, and the educating of the apostles' successors. Intrinsic to his writing is that the top-quality resource of Christian information is the church of Rome, and he's the earliest surviving witness to acknowledge all 4 gospels as essential.

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