Friday, August 26, 2011

Eusebius' Account of Irenaeus Addressing the Schismastics


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1 comment:

Matt13weedhacker said...

Hi Edgar.

After some thought on the question I posted the other day, and remembering what was written as Praxaes actual views in Adv. Prax, by Tertullian - it became very obvious that Irenaeus was not the "Praxaes" of Tertullians Adv. Prax.

I don't know why I didn't think of what was Praxaes actual doctrine, (modalism) before I even asked you that question. His views are totally different to Irenaeus as presented in Adv. Haer & On Apostolic Preaching.

But I do think Irenaeus did write against Montantism in either "On the Schizmatics" or "On Monarchy" mentioned in Eusebius. Either of those could have included counsel or censure against Montantism at least to some degree.

"On Monarchy" stands out most of course, but the title "On the Schizmatics" suits itself to this conclusion as well. I find it hard not to imagine that Irenaeus wouldn't have addressed their presence in Rome considering he did write against them in his Adv. Haer. I think also that the context of Eusebius highly suggests this.