A Student of Polycarp

by John Mench



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 254
ISBN : 9781489722805
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 254
ISBN : 9781489722799
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 254
ISBN : 9781489722782

About the Book

Saint Irenaeus lived from 130 CE to 202 CE and is remembered for his profound faith in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He was born and raised in Smyrna, studied with Polycarp at the university in Smyrna, and eventually relocated to Gaul. After being assigned to the church in Lugdunum (Lyon) for several years, he was elevated to bishop and established a school at the church. He was supported by the local boatmen and became their spiritual leader and friend.

About the Author

The author served in the U.S. Navy and then went to college. After graduating with an engineering degree, he enjoyed careers (50+ yrs.) as an engineer, businessman, and professor. He is now retired but writes novels. While reading the New Testament for over sixty years and teaching Sunday School Bible classes for twenty years, Fellow John Mench Ph.D. has been conflicted by the lack of personality within the testament. He endeavors to add perspective to the message of the testament by creating lives for those who wrote and developed Jesus’ message. My series of books – The First Four Hundred Years includes: Story One - Paul - (John the Baptist – Jesus) Story Two - John Mark – (Born in Africa – Martyred in Africa) Story Three - John - (John the Youngest – John the Oldest) Story Four - Polycarp – (A Student of John) Story Five – Irenaeus – A Student of Polycarp) Story Six - Hippolytus – (The First Antipope) Story Seven – Lucian – (Excommunicated – Reconciled – Commemorated as a Saint) Story Eight - Constantine – (Helena – Nicaea – Dead Sea Scrolls) Story Nine – Augustine – (not published yet)