God and Creation: Irenaeus of Lyons and the Opulence of God.

In the weeks to come, I will be presenting two sets of ongoing reflections.  One set will explore “Priests and Religious of Science,” examining the lives of clergy and religious whose ministry and work are a living witness to the inclusive relationship between faith and science that is embraced by the Church. The other set will explore “God and Creation,” examining theological perspectives from the Catholic tradition on the relationship between God and the created world.  Today’s post will be on “God and Creation,” exploring the thought of St. Irenaeus of Lyons in regard to the opulence of God. Irenaeus of Lyons is one of the most significant early Church Fathers.  Scholarly opinion places his birth at about 120 AD (give or take five years) and was one of the strongest theological voices to address the problem of Gnosticism in the early Church (I have touched on Gnosticism in my earlier posts).  Another part of his significance is that he was a disciple … Continue reading →

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