Mary an advocate for Eve by Irenaeus of Lyon

"Eve was seduced by the word of the [fallen] angel and transgressed God's word so that she fled from Him. In the same way, [Mary] was evangelised by the word of an angel and obeyed God's word, so that she carried Him [within her]. And while the former was seduced into disobeying God, the latter was persuaded to obey... Continue Reading →

Man restored in Christ by Irenaeus of Lyon

"When [The Son of God] took flesh and became man, He recapitulated in Himself the long history of men, procuring for us the reward of salvation so that in Christ Jesus we might recover what we had lost in Adam, namely, the image and likeness of God. For since it was not possible for man, once wounded and broken by disobedience,... Continue Reading →

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