Sidetrack Episode 1: Irenaeus of Lyon

This is the first of a new series called "Sidetrack Episodes." These episodes will investigate some issues, ideas and personalities around the history of the Roman Popes, but don't exactly fit into the narrative of the main episodes. In this first Sidetrack Episode, we will take a closer look at Irenaeus Bishop of Lyon. Irenaeus wrote many books, some of which are still in existence today. Irenaeus also is a key figure in the development of the formation of the biblical canon. If you have any comments or questions about the new series go to the website, Facebook or email,

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