How Certain Are We That the Letter About the Persecutions at Lyons was Written by Irenaeus?

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How Certain Are We That the Letter About the Persecutions at Lyons was Written by Irenaeus?

Post by Secret Alias » Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 am

Certain?
“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
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Re: How Certain Are We That the Letter About the Persecutions at Lyons was Written by Irenaeus?

Post by Secret Alias » Sun May 12, 2019 6:19 am

Probably a third century forgery?
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Re: How Certain Are We That the Letter About the Persecutions at Lyons was Written by Irenaeus?

Post by andrewcriddle » Sun May 12, 2019 6:34 am

At face value the letter as quoted by Eusebius does not claim to be written by Irenaeus.
Irenaeus is named as the bearer of the letter from Lyons to Rome but this does not necessarily imply he was the author.

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