On February 4, 2021, Brian Shelton, Professor of Theology and Department Chair at Asbury University, joined our Ad Fontes 2021 Patristics Reading Group to discuss Irenaeus, second-century bishop of Lyons. His lecture provided basic biographical information on Irenaeus and an introduction to his two major works: Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching and Against Heresies. You can learn more about Dr. Shelton and follow his blog at www.wbrianshelton.com.
For a written introduction to Irenaeus, read Dr. Shelton’s chapter on Irenaeus in Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy (IVP, 2010).
Please consider purchasing Dr. Shelton’s other books, including Prevenient Grace: God’s Provision for Fallen Humanity, Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies, and Martyrdom and Exegesis in Hippolytus: An Early Church Presbyter’s Commentary on Daniel.
Upcoming speakers for our Ad Fontes reading group include:
- Chris Bounds, “Tertullian” — February 26 at 2 PM EST
- Tom McCall, “The Cappadocian Fathers” — TBA
- Fred Sanders, “Hilary of Poitiers” — TBA
More information will be shared on our social media channels. Those who are registered for our reading group will also receive an email.