Eusebius, The History of the Church

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This History of the Church, (to A.D. 324) was written in approx 325 A.D., by the bishop of Caesarea Maritima in Palestine, who was a friend and (ca. 337-339) the biographer of the Emperor Constantine.

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This History of the Church, (to A.D. 324) was written in approx 325 A.D., by the bishop of Caesarea Maritima in Palestine, who was a friend and (ca. 337-339) the biographer of the Emperor Constantine.

This history is the only surviving account of the Church During its Crucial First 300 Years.

Bishop Eusebius, (ca. A.D. 260-339), a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, broke new ground in writing 'The History of the Church' and 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, he tried to show the purity and continuity of the doctrinal tradition of Christianity in its struggle against persecutors and heretics, and supported his account by extensive quotations from original sources.

G. A. Williamson's translation puts clarity first. Sentences and sections are kept short, and clear editorial headings signpost the reader. The History of the Church has always been a source of vital and fascinating information: This translation (which include's a Who's Who) is also readable.

This edition includes 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 figues who appear in the work.

The church of our generation has much to learn from the Fathers of the Early Church who stood so valiantly for truth and fought so determinedly against error.

Colour cover, Size 128 x 198mm, 435 pages, Penguin Classic, paperback.

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Author G. A. Williamson, translator
Pages 435
Cover Soft
Width (mm) 128
Height (mm) 198

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