The History of the Church From Christ to Constantine

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"Could I do better than start from the beginning of the dispensation of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus the Christ of God?"

Bishop Eusebius (c. AD 260–339), a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, broke new ground in writing the History and provided a model for all later ecclesiastical historians. In tracing the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century and ending with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, his aim ...

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Overview

"Could I do better than start from the beginning of the dispensation of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus the Christ of God?"

Bishop Eusebius (c. AD 260–339), a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, broke new ground in writing the History and provided a model for all later ecclesiastical historians. In tracing the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century and ending with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, his aim was to show the purity and continuity of the doctrinal tradition of Christianity and its struggle against persecutors and heretics, and he supported his account by extensive quotations from original sources.

This edition of G. A. Williamson’s clear, fluid translation is accompanied by an introduction by Andrew Louth discussing the life and works of Eusebius, together with notes, bibliography, map of the world of Eusebius and brief biographies of the figures who appear in the work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140445350
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1990
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 179,067
  • Product dimensions: 5.07 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2000

    A Model for Ecclesiastical Historians

    This History begins at the end of the Public Life of Christ and continues to the great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century. Eusebius lived c. AD 260-339, and had manuscripts to copy from that are no longer available. This was written long before the canon of the Bible was decided. The richness of the history, the fight against error and heresies, what finally happened to the Apostles, the people and the dates, all very illuminating.

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