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Irenaeus on the Salvation of the Unevangelized : ATLA Monograph - Terrance L. Tiessen

Irenaeus on the Salvation of the Unevangelized

ATLA Monograph

Hardcover Published: 28th January 1993
ISBN: 9780810826823
Number Of Pages: 324

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"Since few studies of the theology of Irenaeus are...available in English, it will serve as a useful introduction to the subject." -THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

Tiessen thoroughly examines Irenaeus, and arrives at what is surely (and perhaps self-evidently) the right answer. Of interest particularly to theologians and ecclesiologists. Religious Studies Review ...this work has the great value of recognizing the differing views on the success of the great commission between Irenaeus and ourselves. Missiology: An International Review Since few studies of the theology of Irenaeus are...available in English, it will serve as a useful introduction to the subject. Its command of issues of context, contents, and interpretation of Irenaeus's writings is extensive and sound. Theological Studies

Editor's Foreword
Preface
List of Abbreviated Journal Titles
The Issuep. 1
The Challenge of Religious Pluralismp. 1
Irenaeus and Modern Responses to the Challenge of Religious Pluralismp. 4
Karl Rahner and "Anonymous Christianity"p. 11
The Scope and Procedure of This Studyp. 28
The Gnostic Heresy: Context of Irenaeus's Theology of Revelation and Salvationp. 35
Irenaeus and the Gnosticsp. 35
The Quest for Knowledge of the Unknown Bythosp. 47
Human Salvation and the Knowledge of Godp. 53
The Gospel of Truthp. 57
The Gnostics and the Salvation of the Non-Christianp. 61
The Missiological Context of Irenaeus's View of the Unevangelizedp. 64
The Significance of Irenaeus's Perspective on the Extent of Evangelization for His View of the Unevangelizedp. 64
The Geographical Extent of the Church at the End of the Second Centuryp. 67
Early Christian Views of the State of Evangelization in the Second Centuryp. 74
Irenaeus on the Extent of Evangelizationp. 77
Conclusionp. 81
The Father: Incomprehensible, but Progressively Making Himself Knownp. 82
The Transcendent Fatherp. 82
The Father's Life-Giving Self-Revelationp. 86
Concluding Observations Concerning the Father and the Unevangelizedp. 123
The Son: Exclusive Revealer of the Fatherp. 127
The Exclusiveness of the Son's Mediation of Revelationp. 127
The Universal Revelation of the Father by the Word in Creation and Providencep. 131
The Presence of the Word Prior to the Incarnationp. 142
Revelation in the Incarnationp. 149
Revelation in the Millennium and in Eternityp. 165
Concluding Observations Concerning the Son and the Unevangelizedp. 170
The Spirit: Revealer of the Sonp. 174
The Spirit in Creation and Providencep. 175
The Spirit and Old Testament Revelationp. 177
The Spirit and the Sonp. 179
The Spirit and Scripturep. 181
The Spirit in the Church and in the Believerp. 182
Concluding Observations Concerning the Spirit and the Unevangelizedp. 185
The Church: Recipient, Preserver, and Proclaimer of Divine Revelationp. 188
The Challenge of the Gnostic Claim to a "Living Voice"p. 188
The Handing on of the Apostolic Faith to the Churchp. 190
The Church as the Way of Truth and of Lifep. 206
Concluding Observations on the Church and the Unevangelizedp. 210
The Human Response to Divine Revelationp. 213
The Twofold Destiny of Humankindp. 213
Faith: The Saving Response to Divine Revelationp. 226
Concluding Observationsp. 244
Conclusionp. 250
Summary of Irenaeus's Doctrine of Divine Revelation and the Salvation of the Unevangelizedp. 251
Irenaeus and "Anonymous Christianity"p. 263
A Final Statementp. 280
Bibliographyp. 283
Christianity and Non-Christiansp. 283
Irenaeus and the Gnosticsp. 292
The Missiological Contextp. 296
Irenaeusp. 298
Index of References to Irenaeus's Worksp. 307
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 312
About the Authorp. 318
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ISBN: 9780810826823
ISBN-10: 0810826828
Series: ATLA Monograph
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 28th January 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 17.02  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.54