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- n. Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
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Zeugnisses (Graz, 1904); LEWIS, The irenaeus testimony to the Fourth
If irenaeus, St. Augustine, etc. did not set apprentices and proselytes to combat Celsus and the adversaries of the new religion --- but early bishops had not five or six thousand pounds a-year.