Having known Polycarp, Irenaeus's teachings remain close to the spirit of the apostolic age, inheriting both its vocabulary and theological convictions. The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching
reflects this tradition and vision, outlining Christian teaching with exceptional clarity. Currently the only edition in print in English, this treatise illuminates the many wondrous deeds of God, culminating in the exaltation of His crucified Son. Irenaeus draws lavishly from the Old and New Testament to present a concise yet panoramic view of the divine action of the Incarnation.
An Eighth Day View:
St Irenaeus is the most important theologian of the second century, laying the foundation for all future Christian thinkers. Here Irenaeus recounts all the various deeds of God culminating in the exaltation of His crucified Son, Jesus Christ, and the bestowal of His Holy Spirit and the gift of a new heart of flesh.