Wednesday, July 4, 2012

St. Irenaeus: a 'modest' bibliography and select online resources


The opening title of this thread suggests to the reader that the following bibliography of Irenaeus will be a 'modest' one. By 'modest', I do not intend to imply that it will not be in a real sense comprehensive, but rather, that it will have certain limitations. The first limitation will be that other than editions of Irenaeus' writings in Greek and Latin, the rest of the bibliography will list only works in English (whether original or translations). Second, the bibliography will mainly focus on works that I myself have actual read (but not exclusively so). And third, there will be an emphasis on works that most readers will be able to obtain (with 'reasonable' ease) online, by purchase and/or through libraries. All this means, of course, that there will be a number of works not included in this bibliography—however, I am more than willing to add to the list suggestions made by readers in the combox. As for the "online resources", it will be a select list of websites on Irenaeus that have not been referenced in the bibliography.


The works of Irenaeus

Detection and Overthrow of the So Called but False Knowledge (Detectionis et Eversionis Falso Cognominatæ Agnitionis) - commonly referred to as Against Heresies (Adversus Haereses)

Greek and Latin editions -

Massuet, R., the Benedictine edition, Paris, 1710; reprinted in, J. P. Migne's Patrologia Graeca, vol. VII, Paris 1857


Harvey, W. W., Cambridge, 1857,  Sancti Irenaei Episcopi Lugdunensis, tomus I; Sancti Irenaei Episcopi Lugdunensis, tomus II

[Note: I have excluded the Sources Chrétiennes critical edition (9 volumes) due to the lack of online access and high cost.]

English translations (full) -


Keble, J., London, 1872, Five Books of S. Irenaeus

English translations (partial) -

Steenberg and Unger, New York, 2012, St. Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies, vol. 3 (Volume 64 of the Ancient Christian Writers series)

Unger and Dillon, New York, 2012, St. Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies, vol. 2 (Volume 65 of the Ancient Christian Writers series)

Grant, Robert M., London, 1997, Irenaeus of Lyons

Unger and Dillon, New York, 1992, St. Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies, vol. 1 (Volume 55 of the Ancient Christian Writers series)

von Balthasar, Hans Urs, San Francisco, 1981, The Scandal of the Incarnation

Richardson, Cyril C. New York, 1970, Early Christian Fathers (pp. 343-354)



The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

English translations -

Behr, J., Crestwood, 1997, On the Apostolic Preaching

Smith, J. P., New York, 1952, Proof of the Apostolic Preaching (Volume 16 of the Ancient Christian Writers series)

Robinson, J.A., London, 1920, The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Ter-Mekerttschian and Wilson, The Proof of the Apostolic Preaching (pp. 653-731 - Includes the Armenian text with full English trans.)

Fragments

Greek and Latin editions -

Massuet, R., the Benedictine edition, Paris, 1710; reprinted in, J. P. Migne's Patrologia Graeca, vol. VII, Paris 1857, pp. 1225-1263

Harvey, W. W., Cambridge, 1857,  Sancti Irenaei Episcopi Lugdunensis, tomus II, pp. 470-511

English translations -

Roberts, A. and Rambaut, W. H., Edinburgh, 1868/1869, Ante-Nicene Christian Library, vol. 9, pp. 158-187; (American edition, vol. 1, pp. 568-578)


Major treatments on Irenaeus and his theology (listed from the earliest to the latest)


Hitchcock, F. R. Montgomery, Cambridge, 1914, Irenaeus of Lugdumum - A Study of His Teaching

Wingren, Gustaf, German edition, 1947, English translation, 1959, Man and the Incarnation

Lawson, John, London, 1948, (Eugene, 2006, reprint) The Biblical Theology of Irenaeus

Donovan, Mary Ann, Collegeville, 1997, One Right Reading?

Osborn, Eric, Cambridge, 2001, Irenaeus Of Lyons



Lashier, Jackson, Milwaukee, 2011, The Trinitarian Theology of Irenaeus of Lyons

Articles/entries in Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Patrology handbooks  and select Histories (listed from the earliest to the latest)

Smith, William and Wace, Henry, A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volume III (Published in 4 volumes between 1877-1887; Irenaeus article in 3rd vol., 1882, pp. 253-279 - R. A. Lipsius)

McClintock, John and Strong, James, Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, Volume IV (Published in 12 volumes between 1867-1887; Irenaeus article in 4th vol., 1883,  pp. 647-653 - J. J. Workman)

Schaff, Philip, New York, fifth edition, revised, 1889 (1914 reprint), History of the Christian Church- Volume II: Ante-Nicene Christianity (pp. 746-757.)

Bardenhewer, Otto, English translation, 1908, Patrology - The Lives and Works of the Fathers of the Church (pp. 118-123.)

Herzog, Schaff and Jackson, 1910, The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religous Knowledge (Published in 13 volumes, Irenaeus article in 6th vol., pp. 28-31 - T. Zahn.)

Tixeront, Joseph, 1st French edition 1904?, English translation, 1910, History of Dogmas, Volume I (pp. 228-240.)

Piercy, William, Smith, William and Wace, Henry, 1911, A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the end of the sixth century A.D. (a one volume abridgment of the 4 vol. set, pp. 520-535)

Tixeront, Joseph, first English edition, 1920, second English edition, 1923, A Handbook of Patrology (pp. 77-80)

McGiffert, Arthur Cushman, New York & London, 1932, A History of Christian Thought - Volume I: Early and Eastern (pp. 132-148.)

Quasten, Johannes, Holland, 1950, Patrology - The Beginnings of Patristic Literature, Volume I (pp. 287-313.)

Ferguson, Everett, New York & London, first edition, 1990, Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (pp. 471-473589 - Mary T. Clark.)

Di Berardino, Angelo, English edition, Oxford, 1992, Encyclopedia of the Early Church, Volume I (pp. 413-416 - A. Orbe.)

Ferguson, Everett, New York & London, second edition, 1998, Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (pp. 587-589 - Mary T. Clark.)

 
[NOTE: this thread is a work in progress and will be updated over the next few days as time allows—the Lord willing.]


Grace and peace,

David