There is just so much more I could say about this history but let me limit myself to three more points. Today we like to hope our historians are completely objective, that they treat objective truth objectively. I thought I had read some awful atrocities today, but there is nothing new under the sun.
For example, how holy and generous everyone was back then and how idyllic the circumstances—before sinners were let into the Church and ruined everything.
And he had his favorites. Eusebius describes a quite different Church, one very similar to ours: Preliminary review; scattered thoughts. How we acquired our beloved scriptures happened during these first years. Then repeated councils needed to be called and the necessary persons had to assemble from all parts of the known world during a time when travels was hazardous.
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About the Greek Text: The reason is because his hero was so remarkably intelligent most could not even understand his writings well-enough to see how they would be controversial. At the time The Church History was written, AD, the canon of Sacred Scripture, was still not fully formed, that is, no one in the East or the West or anywhere in all of Christendom had a Bible as we know it today!
He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. At times I thought Eusebius gloried in the gruesome in recounting his stories of the deaths of the martyrs.
I went into Origen more below. But that is just my subjective view. Although Eusebius is not a perfect source, he is frequently the only source for many ancient documents otherwise lost to history.
If you want to know the story, this is as good a place to start as any. In order to get the book names to show up correctly you must also add the following lines to the file books. I have been meaning to read this forever.Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History is one of the classics of early Christianity and of equal stature with the works of Flavius Josephus.
Eusebius chronicles the events of the first three centuries of the Christian church in such a way as to record a vast number of vital facts about early Christianity that can be learned from no other ancient source/5(12).
Product Reviews View Product Info. 40 YEARS. Add To Cart Add To Wishlist. Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History Interesting read, you won't be disappointed, I use this along with other books in the study of the Bible.
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Great book. I bought "Church History from another translator. This one is a complete translation. I loved the quotes taken from the Bible in Eusebius'time. Eusebius' history of the Church is a must read for anyone who wants to know Christ and His works through the apostles and early Church.
It is filled with great revealing facts that complement the cannon of the New Testament/5(2). Buy a cheap copy of The History of the Church: From Christ book by Eusebius. Often called the "Father of Church History," Eusebius was the first to trace the rise of Christianity during its crucial first three centuries from Christ to Free shipping over $/5(5).Download