Eusebius--the Church History: A New Translation with Commentary

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Kregel Academic, 1999 - Religion - 412 pages
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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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An excellent resource!

User Review  - Jessica - Christianbook.com

Eusebius served as the Bishop of Caesarea. He has been called the "Father of Church History." His ten books of Church History are some of the earliest surviving documents of the history of the ... Read full review

A must-read for Christian history enthusiasts

User Review  - Jim G - Christianbook.com

This is a contemporary, easy to read translation of Eusebius. His writing is very engaging, I couldn't put the book down. I came away with a very different perception of the early church and how it ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
THE APOSTLES
57
MISSIONS AND PERSECUTIONS
93
BISHOPS WRITINGS AND MARTYRDOMS
135
WESTERN HEROES EASTERN HERETICS
169
ORIGEN AND ATROCITIES AT ALEXANDRIA
207
DIONYSIUS AND DISSENT
253
THE GREAT PERSECUTION
289
THE GREAT DELIVERANCE
321
CONSTANTINE AND PEACE
345
Eusebiuss Citation of Josephus on Jesus
377
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Eusebius is best remembered for his celebrated Ecclesiastical History, which provides a history of Christianity from the apostolic age down to the early fourth century. It is primarily this work that earned Eusebius the title of Father of Church History. Eusebius was born in Palestine about A. D. 264. Beginning about 315, he was made bishop of Caesarea. His Praeparatio Evanglica contains valuable extracts from the ancient philosophers. His Chronica is likewise valuable to students of ancient history. Theologically, Eusebius is remembered for his retelling of Christian history to include a positive role for the admired Roman emperors as instruments of God's will. Eusebius died about 340.

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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