Book Review: Irenaeus on the Trinity
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Theology
Jackson Lashier argues that previous scholarship has largely done a disservice to Irenaeus of Lyons as a Trinitarian theologian. Most scholars, while acknowledging that Irenaeus' accounts of God's operation in the economy are Triune, posit that he rejected as speculative any account of God divorced from Scripture. And given that the development of the doctrine of the Trinity is understood to be extra-biblical from the standpoint of biblical higher criticism, any attempt to search for Trinitarian theology in Irenaeus' writings is misguided and anachronistic.
Hillis, Gregory, "Book Review: Irenaeus on the Trinity" (2016). Theology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 4.