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John And His Gospel In The Mirror Of Irenaeus Of Lyons: Perspectives Of Recent Research

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This chapter presents some aspects of how the recent research has seen John and his gospel in the mirror of Irenaeus of Lyons. Subdivided into three parts, it presents (1) a historical perspective, (2) a literary perspective, and (3) a theological perspective. The chapter discusses the Fourth Gospel as an integral part of a group of writings written by John, and as part of a four-gospel canon. In addition, it sees that Irenaeus provides by far the most references to the Gospel of John in the second century, and, in contrast to other second-century authors, he provides explicit quotations. After having sketched the theological challenge in Irenaeus' time, the chapter takes a look at Adversus haereses 3 as a "Johannine book". Then, Adversus haereses 3.11.1-6 is briefly investigated both as a particularly Johannine section and as an Irenaean network of Johannine texts from the prologue.

Keywords: Adversus haereses; Fourth Gospel; Irenaeus; John; Lyons



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