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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. show more 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. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Eusebius

Proof of the Gospel (1981) — Author — 68 copies
Eusebian Canons (1965) 47 copies, 1 review
The essential Eusebius (1966) 32 copies
História Eclesiástica (1900) 18 copies, 1 review
Historia eclesiástica (1856) 15 copies
Storia ecclesiastica: 1 (2001) 6 copies
Storia ecclesiastica: 2 (2001) 4 copies
Historia Eclesiastica I (1973) 2 copies
Werke 2 copies
Against Marcellus (2018) 1 copy
Eusebius 1 copy
Kilise Tarihi (2011) 1 copy
Konstantins liv (2015) 1 copy
Chronicle (2015) 1 copy

Associated Works

Faith of the Early Fathers, Volume 1 (1970) — Contributor — 400 copies, 1 review
Faith of the Early Fathers [3-volume set] (1970) — Contributor — 123 copies, 1 review
Witness of the Saints: Patristic Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours (2012) — Contributor — 24 copies, 1 review
The life of Apollonius of Tyana (1927) — some editions — 15 copies

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Other names
Eusebius of Caesarea
Eusebius Pamphili
Birthdate
263
Date of death
339
Gender
male
Nationality
Roman Empire
Places of residence
Caesarea, Palestine
Occupations
Bishop
Historian
Organizations
Roman Catholic Church
Short biography
Eusebius was a Roman historian, exegete and Christian polemicist. He became the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine about the year 314. Together with Pamphilus, he was a scholar of the Biblical canon. He wrote Demonstrations of the Gospel, Preparations for the Gospel, and On Discrepancies between the Gospels, studies of the Biblical text. As "Father of Church History" he produced the Ecclesiastical History, On the Life of Pamphilus, the Chronicle and On the Martyrs.

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The text was translated by Paul Maier who did an amazing job. I was impressed by how he culled some of the more superfluous words condensing it and making it easier to read.
 
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wpeacejr | 26 other reviews | Dec 24, 2023 |
Why I ever purchased this in 2012, I have no idea! Upon finally opening it up on my Kindle, I can tell you that most of the 980 pages were a slog. I did NOT read all 980 pages. I read about 400 pages written by Constantine the Great that deal with self-praise for his successes and his explanation on why he accepted Christianity, why he made it the national religion, and how men and women in the empire would reap the benefits of his conversion. This also included Eusebius' Oration of Praise in Honor of Constantine. In the scholarly historical sense, it wasn't "bad." In the enjoyment sense, pffft! There were as many notes as script and often they were more interesting. Off it goes into Kindle space! (The "original" is 32,400 pages, 38 volumes)… (more)
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Gordon_C_Olson_Libr | 26 other reviews | Apr 5, 2022 |
Absolutely essential reading for those interested in the development of early Christianity up to the 4th century, since it's the first full historical narrative written from the Christian point of view. The glossary in this new edition titled "Who's Who in Eusebius" is practical and helpful for keeping track of the numerous historical figures mentioned in these pages—I wish I'd had recourse to it the first time I read through this book as a student.
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