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“Irenaeus on Recapitulation in Christ - Latin Text with English translation”

From Adversus Haereses (Against Heresies).

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STUDIES

 

 Irenaeus: Life, Scripture, Legacy
(Parvis and Foster)

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 Irenaeus of Lyons
(Eric Osborn)

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 Irenaeus: An Introduction
(Dennis Minns)

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 Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement (Oxford Early Christian Studies)
(John Behr)

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 Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit (Oxford Early Christian Studies)
(Anthony Briggman)

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 One Right Reading?: A Guide to Irenaeus (Theology)
(Mary Ann Donovan)

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 Irenaeus's Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching: A Theological Commentary and Translation
(Iain M. MacKenzie)

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 Of God and Man: Theology as Anthropology from Irenaeus to Athanasius
(M. C. Steenberg)
 

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Irenaeus on Creation: The Cosmic Christ and the Saga of Redemption (Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements)
(M. C. Steenberg)

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TRANSLATIONS

 

 Irenaeus of Lyons (The Early Church Fathers)
(Robert M. Grant)

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 St. Irenaeus of Lyons: Against the Heresies Book 1(Ancient Christian Writers) (v. 1)
(Dominic J. Unger)

 St. Irenaeus of Lyons: Against the Heresies (Book 2) (Ancient Christian Writers)
(Dominic J. Unger)

 St. Irenaeus of Lyons: Against the Heresies (Book 3) (Ancient Christian Writers)
Matthew C. Steenberg

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 On the Apostolic Preaching
(John Behr)

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 16. St. Irenaeus: Proof of the Apostolic Preaching (Ancient Christian Writers)
Joseph P. Smith

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 Irenaeus of Lyons on Baptism and Eucharist: Selected Texts with Introduction, Translation and Annotation (Joint Liturgical Studies)
(David N. Power)

 

3.18.1
As it has been clearly demonstrated that the Word, who existed in the beginning with God, by whom all things were made, who was also always present with mankind, was in these last days, according to the time appointed by the Father, united to His own workmanship, inasmuch as He became a man liable to suffering, [it follows] that every objection is set aside of those who say, “If our Lord was born at that time, Christ had therefore no previous existence.” For I have shown that the Son of God did not then begin to exist, being with the Father from the beginning; but when He became incarnate, and was made man, He commenced afresh the long line of human beings, and furnished us, in a brief, comprehensive manner, with salvation; so that what we had lost in Adam—namely, to be according to the image and likeness of God—that we might recover in Christ Jesus.

5.21.1
He has therefore, in His work of recapitulation, summed up all things, both waging war against our enemy, and crushing him who had at the beginning led us away captives in Adam, and trampled upon his head, as thou canst perceive in Genesis that God said to the serpent, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; He shall be on the watch for (observabit) thy head, and thou on the watch for His heel.” For from that time, He who should be born of a woman, [namely] from the Virgin, after the likeness of Adam, was preached as keeping watch for the head of the serpent. This is the seed of which the apostle says in the Epistle to the Galatians, “that the law of works was established until the seed should come to whom the promise was made.” This fact is exhibited in a still clearer light in the same Epistle, where he thus speaks: “But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman.” For indeed the enemy would not have been fairly vanquished, unless it had been a man [born] of a woman who conquered him. For it was by means of a woman that he got the advantage over man at first, setting himself up as man’s opponent. And therefore does the Lord profess Himself to be the Son of man, comprising in Himself that original man out of whom the woman was fashioned (ex quo ea quae secundum mulierem est plasmatio facta est), in order that, as our species went down to death through a vanquished man, so we may ascend to life again through a victorious one; and as through a man death received the palm [of victory] against us, so again by a man we may receive the palm against death.
 



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Irenaeus - Against Heretics - book 3, chapter 18 and book 5, chapter 21
Irenaeus Adversus Haereses - book 3, chapter 18 and book 5, chapter 21
What was lost in Adam is regained in Christ
Migne Latin Text
Patrologiae Graecae Cursus Completus
Patrologia Graeca

 

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