The Biblical Theology of Saint Irenaeus (Signed copy)
Signed by John Lawson
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, xv, 307pp.
Signed and dedicated by John Lawson to the ffep.
From the dustwrapper, "Is the history of the early Church the story of a movement away from the religion of the New Testament into Hellenic speculation, institutionalism, and bare moralism? Many present issues are affected by the judgment made upon this matter, which the author seeks to illuminate in his Cambridge Dissertation. There is in St. Irenaeus a doctrine of Creation and Revelation by "The Two Hands of God, and likewise "Recapitulation, and exposition of the Saving Work of Christ. The claim is here advanced that of these doctrines the former is an expression of the Hebraic conception of the Living God, who is transcendent yet immediately active in Creation and Revelation. The latter is thoroughly Pauline, and is a statement of the "Classic theology of the Atonement. Together with his necessary emphasis upon the Church and Episcopate, Irenaeus has preserved the Gospel of real redemption by personal faith in Christ."
A very good copy but with a little rubbing and fading to the wrapper,and light spotted foxing to the page edges.