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Irenaeus on the Divine Economy

Jonathan Totty
Associate for Ministry Development
episcopal Church of the Annunciation
Lewiston, Texas


Irenaeus’s theme of the divine economy describes a participatory ontology because it expresses his understanding of humanity’s participation in the life and work of God as it pertains to ontology. His conception of the divine economy develops in the context of his interaction with second-century heresies and the Scriptures. Irenaeus conceives reality as a participatory ontology in which what it means to be authentically human is determined by economy of God.

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