Eusebius and Empire

Presents a radical new reading of how Christian history was rewritten in the fourth century to suit its circumstances under Rome.

Eusebius and Empire

Author: James Corke-Webster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108474071

Page: 400

View: 424

Presents a radical new reading of how Christian history was rewritten in the fourth century to suit its circumstances under Rome.

Constantine and Eusebius

Here is the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine, and a new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries.

Constantine and Eusebius

Author: Timothy David Barnes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674165311

Page: 458

View: 591

Here is the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine, and a new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries.

Eusebius Christianity and Judaism

The essays focus on elements of the story that Eusebius tells the story of the early church, its re

Eusebius  Christianity  and Judaism

Author: Harold W. Attridge

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814323618

Page: 802

View: 424

Scholars of the history and literature of Christianity and Judaism explore the life and enduring contributions of Eusebius of Caesarea, an important writer and historian from the early fourth century. The essays focus on elements of the story that Eusebius tells the story of the early church, its re

Eusebius Life of Constantine

At face value much of what Eusebius wrote is false. This book shows how, once his partisan interpretations and rhetoric are properly understood, both Eusebius' text and the documents it contains give vital historical insights.

Eusebius  Life of Constantine

Author: Eusebius

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191588471

Page: 414

View: 551

Eusebius' Life of Constantine is the most important single record of Constantine, the emperor who turned the Roman Empire from prosecuting the Church to supporting it, with huge and lasting consequences for Europe and Christianity. The only English version previously available is based on a seventeenth-century Greek edition, but two new critical editions produced this century make a new English version necessary. The authors of this edition present the results of the recent scholarly debate, as well as their own researches so as to clarify the significance of Eusebius' work and introduce the student to the text and its interpretation, thus opening up the contentious issues. At face value much of what Eusebius wrote is false. This book shows how, once his partisan interpretations and rhetoric are properly understood, both Eusebius' text and the documents it contains give vital historical insights.

Life of Constantine

At face value much of whatEusebius wrote is false. This book shows how, once his partisan interpretations and rhetoric are properly understood, both Eusebius' text and the documents it contains give vital historical insights.

Life of Constantine

Author: Eusebius (of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea)

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198149170

Page: 395

View: 545

The emperor Constantine changed the world by making the Roman Empire Christian. Eusebius wrote his life and preserved his letters so that his policy would continue. This English translation is the first based on modern critical editions. Its Introduction and Commentary open up the many important issues the Life of Constantine raises.

Reconsidering Eusebius

Eusebius' apologetic narrative described these new 'Hebrews,' the Christians, as
superseding the Jews and recovering the moral standards of the ancient
Hebrews. By 314, Diocletian had already reorganized the Roman Empire into a ...

Reconsidering Eusebius

Author: Sabrina Inowlocki

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900420654X

Page: 280

View: 100

Drawing on history, philology, literature, archeology, and theology, this book offers new approaches to Eusebius' well and less known writings as well as to his unique contribution to late antique culture.

The History of the Church

"Here is a fresh, sparkling translation of Eusebius of Caesarea's The History of the Church.

The History of the Church

Author: Eusebius of Caesarea

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520291107

Page: 545

View: 442

"Eusebius of Caesarea's Ecclesiastical History remains the single most important source for the history of the first three centuries of Christianity and stands among the classics of Western literature. Eusebius's iconic story of the church's origins, endurance of persecution, and ultimate triumph, with its cast of martyrs, heretics, bishops, and emperors, has profoundly shaped the understanding of Christianity's past. This fresh new translation, which includes detailed introductory essays and explanatory notes, presents Eusebius's work in a way that is both accessible to new readers and thought provoking for specialists"--Provided by publisher.

Christianity Empire and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity

Though Eusebius's particular narrative of cultural and religious history was
crafted in response to Porphyry and the persecution, it would come to serve as
the basis for an ideology of Christian empire for future generations. The
Preparation and ...

Christianity  Empire  and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity

Author: Jeremy M. Schott

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812203461

Page: 272

View: 474

In Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity, Jeremy M. Schott examines the ways in which conflicts between Christian and pagan intellectuals over religious, ethnic, and cultural identity contributed to the transformation of Roman imperial rhetoric and ideology in the early fourth century C.E. During this turbulent period, which began with Diocletian's persecution of the Christians and ended with Constantine's assumption of sole rule and the consolidation of a new Christian empire, Christian apologists and anti-Christian polemicists launched a number of literary salvos in a battle for the minds and souls of the empire. Schott focuses on the works of the Platonist philosopher and anti- Christian polemicist Porphyry of Tyre and his Christian respondents: the Latin rhetorician Lactantius, Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, and the emperor Constantine. Previous scholarship has tended to narrate the Christianization of the empire in terms of a new religion's penetration and conquest of classical culture and society. The present work, in contrast, seeks to suspend the static, essentializing conceptualizations of religious identity that lie behind many studies of social and political change in late antiquity in order to investigate the processes through which Christian and pagan identities were constructed. Drawing on the insights of postcolonial discourse analysis, Schott argues that the production of Christian identity and, in turn, the construction of a Christian imperial discourse were intimately and inseparably linked to the broader politics of Roman imperialism.

Christianity in the Later Roman Empire A Sourcebook

Thus at the same moment, by the appointment of the same divine will, two
beneficial shoots sprang up together for mankind: the Roman empire and the
teaching of Christ. (Eusebius of Caesarea, De Sepulchro Christi 16.5) of the
Roman ...

Christianity in the Later Roman Empire  A Sourcebook

Author: David M. Gwynn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441137351

Page: 328

View: 982

This sourcebook gathers into a single collection the writings that illuminate one of the most fundamental periods in the history of Christian Europe. Beginning from the Great Persecution of Diocletian and the conversion of Constantine the first Christian Roman emperor, the volume explores Christianity's rise as the dominant religion of the Later Roman empire and how the Church survived the decline and fall of Roman power in the west and converted the Germanic tribes who swept into the western empire. These years of crisis and transformation inspired generations of great writers, among them Eusebius of Caesarea, Ammianus Marcellinus, Julian 'the Apostate', Ambrose of Milan, John Chrysostom, Jerome and Augustine of Hippo. They were also years which saw Christianity face huge challenges on many crucial questions, from the evolution of Christian doctrine and the rise of asceticism to the place of women in the early Church and the emerging relationship between Church and state. All these themes will be made accessible to specialists and general readers alike, and the sourcebook will be invaluable for students and teachers of courses in history and church history, the world of late antiquity, and religious studies.

Eusebius Ecclesiastical History The Ten Books of Christian Church History Complete and Unabridged Hardcover

Much of these archives have since been lost; Eusebius' use of these long lost texts is the only window which readers of today have to such records.

Eusebius  Ecclesiastical History  The Ten Books of Christian Church History  Complete and Unabridged  Hardcover

Author: Eusebius Pamphilus

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387996759

Page: 276

View: 831

All ten books of Eusebius' famous church history are presented here complete in a superb and authoritative translation. Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History is one of the first comprehensive, chronologically arranged histories ever written about the Christian church, and it is consulted by scholars and historians to this day. Eusebius authored his history as the Roman Empire's influence upon the European continent waned amid insurgencies and surrender of Roman lands to other peoples. This also a time in which Christianity's influence upon Europe's peoples burgeoned and grew. As one of a very few learned and scholarly Christians of his era Eusebius enjoyed a rare privilege: access to the document archives of the early Christian church. Much of these archives have since been lost; Eusebius' use of these long lost texts is the only window which readers of today have to such records. Thus, a sense of mystery is present as events for which scant evidence still exists are told.

A History of the Later Roman Empire AD 284 641

Eusebius conceivedhis task as that ofchronicling the Christians as a nation. ...
with thereign of the emperor Augustus,so for Eusebius theRoman Empire had
brought about conditionswhich allowed the fulltruth ofChristianity tobe revealed.

A History of the Later Roman Empire  AD 284 641

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118341066

Page: 568

View: 425

The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641. Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire Includes extensive changes to the chapters on regional history, especially those relating to Asia Minor and Egypt Offers a renewed evaluation of the decline of the empire in the later sixth and seventh centuries Places a larger emphasis on the military deficiencies, collapse of state finances, and role of bubonic plague throughout the Europe in Rome’s decline Includes systematic updates to the bibliography

A New Eusebius

333: Socrates (Constantine); Gelasius 305 Constantine as Bishop: Eusebius 306
The Christian Empire: Eusebius 307 The Last Days of Constantine, 337:
Eusebius Notes on Sources Chronological Tables Short Bibliography Index
Notes Back ...

A New Eusebius

Author: J. Stevenson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441237798

Page: 490

View: 320

This sourcebook of primary texts illustrates the history of Christianity from the first century to the death of Constantine. It covers all major persons and topics in early Christian life and thought and includes Gnostic texts and anti-Christian polemic. Now available to a wider North American audience, it remains a standard after fifty years in print.

Church Gospel and Empire

Eusebius. of. Caesarea. This. first conduit of Christendom explores the work of
Eusebius of Caesarea in the hope of casting new light on the relationship of the
church and empire. Beginning with the distinctive understanding of the church ...

Church  Gospel  and Empire

Author: Roger Haydon Mitchell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610977440

Page: 274

View: 895

This book addresses the apparent dislocation of the church and theology from the socio-cultural mainstream and attempts to recover its counterpolitical voice. It argues that early in ecclesiastical history, the tradition's founding and constituent principles were betrayed by a complicity with the prevailing politics of sovereignty that has continued to this day. Following the contours of contemporary theologians who explain the dislocation in terms of a fall in early modernity, an initial subsumption of transcendence by sovereignty is proposed. The genealogy of this fall is then explored in four historical studies focusing on the theopolitical transformations of law, violence, and appeasement from their beginnings in the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea to their culmination in the commodification of life itself. The trajectory is traced through seminal soteriological developments such as the crusade theology of Pope Innocent III, the inversion of the corpus verum and the corpus mysticum, and the conjunction of sovereignty and capital in the mysterious currency of the Bank of England. The narrative culminates in the seemingly paradoxical concurrence of the politics of biopower and the so-called century of the Holy Spirit. Drawing on a radical substratum intimated in the case studies, the final section develops an innovative christological configuration of kenosis or what is termed 'kenarchy.' This provides a re-imagining of the divine distinct from its implication with imperial sovereignty, which could allow theology to make a more effective contemporary political intervention.

Jews Christians and the Roman Empire

CJ CTh Egeria Eusebius, DE Eusebius, HE Eusebius, PE Eusebius, VC JLA laa
Sirm. socrates, HE The Justinian Code, Codex Justinianus, ed. P. Krüger (Berlin,
1877, 192910). The Theodosian Code, ed. t. Mommsen and P. M. Meyer, ...

Jews  Christians  and the Roman Empire

Author: Natalie B. Dohrmann

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208579

Page: 456

View: 962

This volume revisits issues of empire from the perspective of Jews, Christians, and other Romans in the third to sixth centuries. Through case studies, the contributors bring Jewish perspectives to bear on longstanding debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity.

Three Centuries of Greek Culture under the Roman Empire Homo Romanus Graeca Oratione eBook

Assuming for himself and the martyrs the Roman identity of which the pagan
emperors had tried to deprive them, Eusebius identifies the Roman Empire with
the earthly typos ofthe Kingdom of Heaven promised by the Holy Scripture. From
that ...

Three Centuries of Greek Culture under the Roman Empire  Homo Romanus Graeca Oratione  eBook

Author: Francesca Mestre

Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona

ISBN: 844753801X

Page:

View: 387

The underlying theme of Three Centuries of Greek Culture under the Roman Empire is the idea that, under Roman rule, Greek culture was still alive and dynamic and continued to exert a degree of cultural domination, either real or apparent. So, we hope to analyse the meanings of concepts such as “Greek” or “Greece” in the Empire. Are we right to assume that there was a clear opposition between Greek and Roman? Or would it be more accurate to speak of a “Graeco-Roman world”? It would certainly be possible to make a list of “elements of identity”, on both sides —Greek and Roman—, but, in this case, where should the borders between identity and community be placed? Three Centuries of Greek Culture under the Roman Empire presents several approaches to the period between the second and fourth centuries AD from a variety of angles, perspectives and disciplines. Until now, this time has usually been considered to be the junction of the decline between the classical world and the emergence of the medieval world; however, this book establishes a basis for considering the Imperial period as a specific stage in cultural, historical and social development with a distinct personality of its own.

Eusebius of Caesarea s Commentary on Isaiah

The present book is the first comprehensive assessment of the Commentary's methods and ideas.

Eusebius of Caesarea s Commentary on Isaiah

Author: Michael J. Hollerich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198263685

Page: 230

View: 116

Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339), bishop, church historian, and biographer of Constantine, is the major Christian witness to the Constantinian settlement. Despite his importance, his biblical exegesis has not received the attention it deserved. His Commentary on Isaiah, rediscovered in nearly complete form only this century, was written shortly after the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the unification of the empire under Constantine. It is thus an important witness to Eusebius' thinking on the Bible, the church, and the empire at a critical moment in his life and in the history of Christianity. The present book is the first comprehensive assessment of the commentary's methods and ideas. It examines how the new situation influenced Eusebius' reading of Isaiah, especially as revealed in his treatment of Judaism and Jewish exegesis. It also proposes that the commentary's focus on the `godly polity', meaning above all the church and its clergy, is a valuable corrective to interpretations of Eusebius' theology based too exclusively on the Constantinian literature.

The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire Volume 1 AD 260 395

361 ) ; mentioned Lib . Ep . 622 ( a . 361 ) . Eusebius 16 rhetor 361 Rhetor Lib .
Ep . 622 ( a . 361 ) ; relative of Albanius and probably native of Ancyra Lib . Ep .
462 ( for Albanius cf. Ep . 63 ) ; had two sons , one also called Eusebius Lib .

The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire  Volume 1  AD 260 395

Author: A. H. M. Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521072335

Page: 1152

View: 296

Prosopography definition: "a study that identifies and relates a group of persons or characters within a particular historical or literary context"--Http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosopography.