Eusebius the Church History: A New Translation with Commmentary

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Next to Josephus, Eusebius is the most widely-consulted reference work on the early church. Much of our knowledge of the first three centuries of Christianity—the terrible persecutions, the courageous martyrs, and the theological controversies—come from the writings of this first century historian. This sparkling new translation includes more than 150 color photographs, maps, and charts.

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Overview

Next to Josephus, Eusebius is the most widely-consulted reference work on the early church. Much of our knowledge of the first three centuries of Christianity—the terrible persecutions, the courageous martyrs, and the theological controversies—come from the writings of this first century historian. This sparkling new translation includes more than 150 color photographs, maps, and charts.

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Editorial Reviews

Biblical Worldview
While there are numerous editions of The Church History, none compares with this one.
Forum Letter
A masterful translation.
Atlanta Constitution-Journal
A pleasant and accessible introduction to this important resource for church history.
Response
A publication with enduring value.
Christian Library Journal
A very high quality translation of a very important work.
Restoration Quarterly
Eminently enjoyable.
Christian History Institute
Eusebius, as the first church historian, gave us a priceless treasure. . . . Now Dr. Paul Maier in his new translation and commentary brings this resource in its most accessible and convenient form to modern readers.
— Ken Curtis
Northwest Baptist Witness
Far and away the best [translation] on the market.
Metro Lutheran News
Maier has done something for ordinary Christian pastors and lay people. He's brought the earliest years of the church back to life.
— Michael L. Sherer
McManis Professor of Christian Thought Wheaton College
Well-translated, carefully-introduced edition of ancient texts are the lifeblood of real history. . . . Kregel's publication of a new translation of Eusebius's Church History by Paul L. Maier is, therefore, an important event.
— Mark A. Noll
Editor Christian History Magazine
There is no book more important to understanding the early church than Eusebius's Church History . And there is no edition more readable and engaging than this one.
— Mark Galli
Christian History Institute - Ken Curtis
Eusebius, as the first church historian, gave us a priceless treasure. . . . Now Dr. Paul Maier in his new translation and commentary brings this resource in its most accessible and convenient form to modern readers.
Metro Lutheran News - Michael L. Sherer
Maier has done something for ordinary Christian pastors and lay people. He's brought the earliest years of the church back to life.
Editor Christian History Magazine - Mark Galli
There is no book more important to understanding the early church than Eusebius's Church History . And there is no edition more readable and engaging than this one.
McManis Professor of Christian Thought Wheaton College - Mark A. Noll
Well-translated, carefully-introduced edition of ancient texts are the lifeblood of real history. . . . Kregel's publication of a new translation of Eusebius's Church History by Paul L. Maier is, therefore, an important event.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825433283
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 652,570
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Eusebius, the Bishop of Caesarea in Roman Palestine, has well been called "The Father of Church History." As the first Christian historian, he recorded the colorful events and personalities that characterized Christianity in its crucial first three centuries from Christ to Constantine.

Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. In 1984 he was named "Professor of the Year" as one of America's twenty-five finest educators. His other works include the award-winning Josephus: The Essential Works, Eusebius: The Church History; In the Fullness of Time; Pontius Pilate; and The Flames of Rome.

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