Eusebius

Eusebius of Caesarea

Eusebius of Caesarea (yōōsē´bēəs, sĕzərē´ə) or Eusebius Pamphili (păm´fĬlī), c.263–339?, Greek apologist and church historian, b. Palestine. He was bishop of Caesarea, Palestine (314?–339). In the controversy over Arianism, Eusebius favored the semi-Arian views of Eusebius of Nicomedia, and he once gave refuge to Arius. A simple baptismal creed submitted by Eusebius at the First Council of Nicaea (325) formed the basis of what became known as the Nicean Creed; it was amended with the Greek word homoousios [consubstantial, of the same substance] to define the Son's relationship with the Father. Eusebius considered this addition to the creed as reflecting the ideas of Sabellius, which he opposed. Although he signed the formulary, he later did not support it. His works include a universal history entitled the Chronicle, the Ecclesiastical History, and the apologetic works Praeparatio Evangelica and Demonstratio Evangelica.

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Eusebius of Caesarea's Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine
Michael J. Hollerich.
Clarendon Press, 1999
Life of Constantine
Averil Cameron; Stuart G. Hall; Eusebius.
Clarendon Press, 1999
FREE! A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church: Second Series
Philip Schaff; Henry Wace.
Christian Literature, vol.1, 1890
Portraits: Biographical Representation in the Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire
M. J. Edwards; Simon Swain.
Clarendon Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Eusebius' Vita Constantini and the Construction of Constantine"
Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians
Mark J. Edwards; Martin Goodman; Simon Price; Christopher Rowland.
Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "Eusebius' Apologetic Writings"
Jews in a Graeco-Roman World
Martin Goodman.
Clarendon Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "Jews, Christians and others in Palestine: The Evidence from Eusebius"
The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great
Henry Chadwick.
Oxford University Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 28 "Constantine: Lactantius, Eusebius of Caesarea, Arius, and the Council of Nicaea"
The Christianity of Constantine the Great
T. G. Elliott.
University of Scranton Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Four "Rome, 312 - Eusebius' Conversion Story"
FREE! Canon and Text of the New Testament
Caspar Rene Gregory.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907
Librarian’s tip: Chap. V "The Age of Eusebius, 300-370"
Byzantine Studies and Other Essays
Norman H. Baynes.
Athlone Press, 1955
Librarian’s tip: Chap. IX "Eusebius and the Christian Empire"
The Myth of Christian Beginnings: History's Impact on Belief
Robert Louis Wilken.
Doubleday, 1971
Librarian’s tip: "Eusebius" begins on p. 53
Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian
Michael Bland Simmons.
Clarendon Press, 1995
Librarian’s tip: "The Response of Eusebius and Augustine to Porphyry: General Observations" begins on p. 269
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