Irenaeus on premillennialism and atonement


#1

Here’s a protestant who said this about Irenaeus,
was Irenaeus really like that or just another protestant misinterpretation of the Church Fathers?

"While Irenaeus may be quoted advocating baptismal regeneration, Catholic apologists don’t quote him advocating false views of the atonement, nor do they quote him advocating premillennialism, a doctrine the Catholic Church rejects "*


#2

any who has an answer?


#3

[quote=Pythagoras]Here’s a protestant who said this about Irenaeus,
was Irenaeus really like that or just another protestant misinterpretation of the Church Fathers?

"While Irenaeus may be quoted advocating baptismal regeneration, Catholic apologists don’t quote him advocating false views of the atonement, nor do they quote him advocating premillennialism, a doctrine the Catholic Church rejects "
[/quote]

You could ask the Protestant the specific quote/s on this. This is for two things: one, to verify if there is really such a thing said (no quote, no proof), and if there is something written, then on what context was it said.


#4

If i remember correctly, Irenaeus was a premellinialist. (Mot ofthe ante-Nicene fathers were).

As for his views on the atonement… He may not be Protestant, but His views are Catholic (though drawn from an Eastern Christian reflection).


#5

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