Against Heresies


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(4.3 stars; 31 reviews)

St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, describes several schools of Gnosticism which were prevalent among pre-Nicene Christianity. He then refutes these beliefs as heresies by contrasting them with what he describes as catholic, orthodox Christianity. Against Heresies demonstrates that earliest Christianity was a fascinating and diverse plethora of beliefs, debates, and schisms. (Summary by JoeD) (25 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Introduction 14:10 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Preface 7:12 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapters 1-3 25:37 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapters 4-6 30:25 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapters 7-8 25:35 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapters 9-11 28:49 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapters 12-13 14:02 Read by rjhargrav
Book 1, Chapters 14-15 30:11 Read by Abigail Bartels
Book 1, Chapters 16-18 22:18 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapters 19-22 17:17 Read by Marian Martin
Book 1, Chapters 23-25 23:01 Read by Marian Martin
Book 1, Chapters 26-29 18:17 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapter 30 24:35 Read by JoeD
Book 1, Chapter 31 5:59 Read by David Cole
Book 2, Preface – Chapter 2 19:33 Read by Kristine Bekere
Book 2, Chapters 3-5 18:12 Read by TriciaG
Book 2, Chapters 6-8 23:12 Read by Marian Martin
Book 2, Chapters 9-12 24:17 Read by Marian Martin
Book 2, Chapter 13 24:33 Read by Bill Mosley
Book 2, Chapters 14-15 23:47 Read by JoeD
Book 2, Chapters 16-17 26:40 Read by JoeD
Book 2, Chapters 18-19 28:27 Read by JoeD
Book 2, Chapters 20-22 30:07 Read by JoeD
Book 2, Chapters 23-24 22:57 Read by JoeD
Book 2, Chapters 25-27 14:40 Read by Marian Martin
Book 2, Chapters 28-29 24:33 Read by Marian Martin
Book 2, Chapters 30-31 30:15 Read by The Jacobin
Book 2, Chapters 32-35 41:33 Read by Bill Mosley
Book 3, Preface – Chapter 4 18:44 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapters 5-7 19:04 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapters 8-10 26:40 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapter 11 19:05 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapter 12 36:26 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapters 13-15 19:56 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapter 16 22:44 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapters 17-18 22:34 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapters 19-21 31:03 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapters 22-23 20:36 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 3, Chapters 24-25 12:56 Read by Ann Boulais
Book 4, Preface – Chapter 3 25:56 Read by Bill Mosley
Book 4, Chapters 4-6 23:09 Read by Marian Martin
Book 4, Chapters 7-9 23:51 Read by JoeD
Book 4, Chapters 10-13 30:50 Read by JoeD
Book 4, Chapters 14-16 23:45 Read by JoeD
Book 4, Chapters 17-18 26:54 Read by JoeD
Book 4, Chapters 19-20 39:39 Read by JoeD
Book 4, Chapters 21-25 25:23 Read by JoeD
Book 4, Chapters 26-27 27:39 Read by BillMac
Book 4, Chapters 28-30 19:24 Read by J.R. Omahen
Book 4, Chapters 31-33 31:55 Read by J.R. Omahen
Book 4, Chapters 34-35 20:15 Read by jennydisini
Book 4, Chapter 36 21:24 Read by Adam Oellermann
Book 4, Chapters 37-38 21:08 Read by Adam Oellermann
Book 4, Chapters 39-41 19:44 Read by Marian Martin
Book 5, Preface – Chapter 3 25:06 Read by BigStory
Book 5, Chapters 4-7 18:12 Read by J A Carter
Book 5, Chapters 8-10 18:02 Read by J A Carter
Book 5, Chapters 11-13 27:46 Read by BigStory
Book 5, Chapters 14-17 32:13 Read by David Cole
Book 5, Chapters 18-21 24:16 Read by Marian Martin
Book 5, Chapters 22-25 31:09 Read by Bill Mosley
Book 5, Chapters 26-28 23:29 Read by Bill Mosley
Book 5, Chapters 29-32 28:00 Read by Bill Mosley
Book 5, Chapters 33-36 39:52 Read by Bill Mosley

Reviews


(5 stars)

This book was an education! While I got a little lost in its book 2 with all the details about the heresies, I found overall that it presented a wonderful array of teachings from the early Church. I would recommend it to anyone seeking knowledge about God and Christianity, especially how the Church has been Catholic from the outset.


(5 stars)

An interesting look at early Church efforts to preserve the doctrines from

Good Defense Against Gnostics


(5 stars)

A good foundation for any Christian.

Excellent book, well read, very enjoyable!


(5 stars)


(4.5 stars)

I much prefer the men readers! I fail to understand the ladies whose first language is not plain old American talk .