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The History of the Church (Penguin Black Classics Series)

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Bishop Eusebius lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine. He broke new ground through this book, which traces the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth...


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Bishop Eusebius lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine. He broke new ground through this book, which traces 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. Extensive quotations from original sources strongly support this account. 435pages, from Penguin.



"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 theHistoryand 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 DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 22918
  • Product Code 0140445358
  • EAN 9780140445350
  • Pages 480
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Apr 1990
  • Sales Rank 9977
  • Dimensions 197 x 129 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.326kg

Eusebius

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.

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