Constantine and Eusebius

Constantine and Eusebius

by Timothy David Barnes




This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries.

Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674165304
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1981
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Timothy D. Barnes is Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Constantine

1. Diocletian and Maximiam

2. Galerius and the Christians

3. The Rise of Constantine

4. The Christian Emperor of the West

5. Constantine and Licinius

PART TWO: Eusebius

6. Origen and Caesarea

7. Biblical Scholarship and the Chronicle

8. The History of the Church

9. Persecution

10. Eusebius as Apologist

PART THREE: The Christian Empire

11. Before Constantine

12. The Council of Nicaea

13. Ecclesiastical Politics

14. The New Monarchy

15. Eusebius and Constantine


Chronological Table

Editions and Translations of Eusebius




Index of Passages of Eusebius Discussed

General Index

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