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Irenaeus, Refutation Of All Heresies, 3.25.7


nanWe do indeed pray that these men may not remain in the pit which they themselves have dug, but separate themselves from a Mother of this nature, and depart from Bythus, and stand away from the void, and relinquish the shadow; and that they, being converted to the Church of God, may be lawfully begotten, and that Christ may be formed in them, and that they may know the Framer and Maker of this universe, the only true God and Lord of all. We pray for these things on their behalf, loving them better than they seem to love themselves. For our love, inasmuch as it is true, is salutary to them, if they will but receive it. It may be compared to a severe remedy, extirpating the proud and sloughing flesh of a wound; for it puts an end to their pride and haughtiness. Wherefore it shall not weary us, to endeavour with all our might to stretch out the hand unto them. Over and above what has been already stated, I have deferred to the following book, to adduce the words of the Lord; if, by convincing some among them, through means of the very instruction of Christ, I may succeed in persuading them to abandon such error, and to cease from blaspheming their Creator, who is both God alone, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

4 results
1. New Testament, Romans, 12.2 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12.2. Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
2. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.4.3, 3.12.12, 3.15.2, 3.17.4, 3.23.8, 3.24.1, 4.19.1, 4.26.2, 4.32.1, 4.33.2, 4.35.4, 5.13.2, 5.19.1, 5.26.2 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 6.13.9 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

6.13.9. In them he promises also to write a commentary on Genesis. In his book on the Passover he acknowledges that he had been urged by his friends to commit to writing, for posterity, the traditions which he had heard from the ancient presbyters; and in the same work he mentions Melito and Irenaeus, and certain others, and gives extracts from their writings.
4. Nag Hammadi, The Gospel of Philip, 64.22-64.27, 67.9-67.27 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
bauer, w. Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154
clement of alexandria, on interpretation of scripture Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431, 432
easter controversy Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 5
eleutherus Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 5
epiphanius Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154
eusebius Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 5, 154
exegesis, in clement of alexandria Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431, 432
exegesis, in gnosticism Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431, 432
gnosticism Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154
irenaeus Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431, 432
light Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
lyons Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 5
marcionites Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154
martyr, justin Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 432
new testament Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 432
participation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154
philip Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
polemics Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
pothinus Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 5
power Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
pride Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431, 432
quartodecimans Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 5
rebirth Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
resurrection Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
rule of faith' Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154
scripture, as weapon/criterion against heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431, 432
scripture, harmony of the scriptures/unity of the testaments Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 432
scriptures Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
sophistry Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154
tertullian Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
treatise Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
valentinians Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 154; Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 167
victor Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 5
ἀλήθεια Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431
ἐκβαίνειν Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 431, 432