Eusebius: The Church History

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Kregel Academic, 2007 - Religion - 367 pages
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This new, highly affordable paperback edition includes Maier's best-selling translation, historical commentary on each book of The Church History, and ten maps and illustrations. Often called the "Father of Church History," Eusebius recorded crucial information about the lives of Jesus' disciples, the development of the New Testament, Roman politics, and the persecution of early Christians.

  

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For one Christian student who had early Christian history as his elective at his theological training, this book has completed my library for the period it covers. It stands ahead of many other ... Read full review

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For one Christian student who had early Christian history as his elective at his theological training, this book has completed my library for the period it covers. It stands ahead of many other ... Read full review

Contents

THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST
21
EUSEBIUS ON JESUS
49
THE APOSTLES
52
EUSEBIUS ON THE APOSTLES
77
MISSIONS AND PERSECUTIONS
80
EUSEBIUSS SOURCES
115
BISHOPS WRITINGS AND MARTYRDOMS
118
DEFENDERS AND DEFAMERS OF THE FAITH
147
DIONYSIUS OF ALEXANDRIA
255
THE GREAT PERSECUTION
259
THE FOUR EMPERORS
283
THE GREAT DELIVERANCE
286
THE END OF PERSECUTION?
304
CONSTANTINE AND PEACE
308
EUSEBIUS AND CONSTANTINE
333
EUSEBIUSS CITATION OF JOSEPHUS ON JESUS
336

WESTERN HEROES EASTERN HERETICS
150
CHRISTIAN AGONIES AND ARGUMENTS
185
ORIGEN AND ATROCITIES AT ALEXANDRIA
188
EUSEBIUSS HORIZONS
223
DIONYSIUS AND DISSENT
227
THE SUCCESSIONS OF EMPERORS AND BISHOPS
339
BIBLIOGRAPHY
344
INDEX OF PERSONS
348
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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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