The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine

The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine

Eusebius's account is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its crucial first 300 years. Bishop Eusebius, a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, broke new ground in writing the History and provided a model for all later ecclesiastical historians. In tracing the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Per Eusebius's account is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its crucial first 300 years. Bisho...

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Title:The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine
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The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine Reviews

  • booklady
    Aug 13, 2017

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

  • The other John
    Feb 08, 2014

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

  • Alexander Rolfe
    Nov 15, 2015

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

  • Andrew
    Apr 12, 2009

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

    It was interesting to find out, first hand, just how different the church was in the late 4th century than it is now, in all but the essentials. The martyr stories were riveting. ...

    I'm interested in the Bible and the early history of Christianity, so I jumped on the book when I found it in a used bookstore - what could be more interesting than a 4th-century history of the church? Well, my interest quickly turned into exasperation. Eusubius consulted a large numbe...

    Paul Maier's commentary is invariable informative and helpful. The pictures (every few pages!) gave an added dimension to the story being told. It is amazing how many busts of emperors and other great men still survive. I feel I could recognize Constantine if I met him on the street. ...

    I've admittedly read this book in sections over the years, and as with a great many "histories", I think Eusebius is best taken in bite sized chunks. This is not because it is not fascinating, but because often for the modern reader understanding the references he makes can take time t...

    Although I have to admit that I have not read every word of this book, I have read major portions of the book. Like Foxes' Book of Martyrs, you will learn a lot of information you might not really want to know. History can be dry, but it can also teach us invaluable lessons, encourage ...

    The original Christian history book by the original Christian historian. Still worth reading today for a peak at early Christian life. Eusebius also records so much of history that would otherwise be lost to the sands of time. This is an excellent translation and the list of "Who's Who...

    The most amazing "historical" record that supplements a lot of the missing gaps in the New Testament, especially regarding the martyrdom and eventual apostasy of the church. While some facts have to be taken with a grain of salt, most of the history presented here agrees with the recor...

  • Tony
    Oct 02, 2011

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

  • Matthew
    Oct 23, 2008

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

  • Rnpatsy
    Jan 17, 2009

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

  • Michael
    May 19, 2011

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

  • Abrahamus
    Oct 11, 2012

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

  • Laura
    Aug 12, 2009

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

    It was interesting to find out, first hand, just how different the church was in the late 4th century than it is now, in all but the essentials. The martyr stories were riveting. ...

  • Brad
    Oct 19, 2008

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

  • Jeff Crompton
    Mar 12, 2014

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

    It was interesting to find out, first hand, just how different the church was in the late 4th century than it is now, in all but the essentials. The martyr stories were riveting. ...

    I'm interested in the Bible and the early history of Christianity, so I jumped on the book when I found it in a used bookstore - what could be more interesting than a 4th-century history of the church? Well, my interest quickly turned into exasperation. Eusubius consulted a large numbe...

  • Virginia Bonnett
    Oct 16, 2014

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

  • Jim B
    Feb 20, 2014

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

    It was interesting to find out, first hand, just how different the church was in the late 4th century than it is now, in all but the essentials. The martyr stories were riveting. ...

    I'm interested in the Bible and the early history of Christianity, so I jumped on the book when I found it in a used bookstore - what could be more interesting than a 4th-century history of the church? Well, my interest quickly turned into exasperation. Eusubius consulted a large numbe...

    Paul Maier's commentary is invariable informative and helpful. The pictures (every few pages!) gave an added dimension to the story being told. It is amazing how many busts of emperors and other great men still survive. I feel I could recognize Constantine if I met him on the street. ...

  • sologdin
    Jun 11, 2011

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

  • Jan-Maat
    Feb 11, 2012

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

  • Yann
    Sep 10, 2011

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

  • Brian Collins
    Sep 12, 2015

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

  • Tony Gualtieri
    Aug 12, 2016

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

  • Peter
    Mar 14, 2012

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

    It was interesting to find out, first hand, just how different the church was in the late 4th century than it is now, in all but the essentials. The martyr stories were riveting. ...

    I'm interested in the Bible and the early history of Christianity, so I jumped on the book when I found it in a used bookstore - what could be more interesting than a 4th-century history of the church? Well, my interest quickly turned into exasperation. Eusubius consulted a large numbe...

    Paul Maier's commentary is invariable informative and helpful. The pictures (every few pages!) gave an added dimension to the story being told. It is amazing how many busts of emperors and other great men still survive. I feel I could recognize Constantine if I met him on the street. ...

    I've admittedly read this book in sections over the years, and as with a great many "histories", I think Eusebius is best taken in bite sized chunks. This is not because it is not fascinating, but because often for the modern reader understanding the references he makes can take time t...

  • Peter B.
    Jan 05, 2013

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

  • Josh Wilson
    Sep 21, 2015

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

  • Ephraim Lawson Bowick
    Jan 15, 2013

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

  • David Withun
    Jun 10, 2012

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

    It was interesting to find out, first hand, just how different the church was in the late 4th century than it is now, in all but the essentials. The martyr stories were riveting. ...

    I'm interested in the Bible and the early history of Christianity, so I jumped on the book when I found it in a used bookstore - what could be more interesting than a 4th-century history of the church? Well, my interest quickly turned into exasperation. Eusubius consulted a large numbe...

    Paul Maier's commentary is invariable informative and helpful. The pictures (every few pages!) gave an added dimension to the story being told. It is amazing how many busts of emperors and other great men still survive. I feel I could recognize Constantine if I met him on the street. ...

    I've admittedly read this book in sections over the years, and as with a great many "histories", I think Eusebius is best taken in bite sized chunks. This is not because it is not fascinating, but because often for the modern reader understanding the references he makes can take time t...

    Although I have to admit that I have not read every word of this book, I have read major portions of the book. Like Foxes' Book of Martyrs, you will learn a lot of information you might not really want to know. History can be dry, but it can also teach us invaluable lessons, encourage ...

    The original Christian history book by the original Christian historian. Still worth reading today for a peak at early Christian life. Eusebius also records so much of history that would otherwise be lost to the sands of time. This is an excellent translation and the list of "Who's Who...

  • Steve Hadfield
    Nov 22, 2015

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...

    A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - during its first three centuries. The sadistic cruelty that many of our forebears in the Faith endured throughout these early years during th...

    I bought this book to continue learning about the beginnings of the Church. Eusebius was alive during the third to fourth centuries of the Church. He started his history with Jesus and his disciples and ended it with his own current time--the era of Constantine. Eusebius was very t...

    Eusebius is the first Christian to write a church history. Paul Maier provides an excellent translation. Footnotes indicate points at which later scholarship believes Eusebius to have been inaccurate. At the end of each book within the Church History Maier has added his own commentary...

    Maier's translation is a lot more fluid than others. If one wants to see the cultivation of the Church from the time of Christ to the Edict of Milan, this is the book for you. Want to see apostolic succession of the thrones of the five different sees of early Christendom? Get this book...

    Amazing. Sunday School doesn't teach that this stuff even exists. Eusebius' work was a great read. There is so much that isn't said about the church history in the Bible. Eusebius goes into great depth of the time period of Jesus' life and the next couple of centuries to follow. He plo...

    This book deserves either four stars or two, depending on how right Candida Moss is in her book about the reliability of these early histories. I think a four is on solid ground, for now. His soaring praise of Constantine is forgivable. Besides that, that, there's nowhere else to turn ...

    It was interesting to find out, first hand, just how different the church was in the late 4th century than it is now, in all but the essentials. The martyr stories were riveting. ...

    I'm interested in the Bible and the early history of Christianity, so I jumped on the book when I found it in a used bookstore - what could be more interesting than a 4th-century history of the church? Well, my interest quickly turned into exasperation. Eusubius consulted a large numbe...

    Paul Maier's commentary is invariable informative and helpful. The pictures (every few pages!) gave an added dimension to the story being told. It is amazing how many busts of emperors and other great men still survive. I feel I could recognize Constantine if I met him on the street. ...

    I've admittedly read this book in sections over the years, and as with a great many "histories", I think Eusebius is best taken in bite sized chunks. This is not because it is not fascinating, but because often for the modern reader understanding the references he makes can take time t...

    Although I have to admit that I have not read every word of this book, I have read major portions of the book. Like Foxes' Book of Martyrs, you will learn a lot of information you might not really want to know. History can be dry, but it can also teach us invaluable lessons, encourage ...

  • JJ
    Jun 21, 2018

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

  • Manuel Alfonseca
    Sep 12, 2018

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

  • Mariangel
    Sep 20, 2018

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

  • Rick Sam
    Mar 22, 2016

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

  • Nancy
    Dec 08, 2018

    Eusebius (of Caesarea) lived from approximately 260 ? 337 A.D. He was a bishop, author of many writings, imprisoned, tortured, and suffered through several Roman persecutions, saw friends martyred including his beloved mentor. Eusebius was a leader and speaker at important early Chur...

    I wish evangelicals would read literature such as this. It is a very interesting chronicle of early Christians. It helps one understand how what we call the 'New Testament' was created and preserved, and a fascinating look at the network of early churches and their relationship. It's a...

    This is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD 264 ? c. 340) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine. His ?History of the Church? was the first book to record events in the lif...

    Je m'intresse de plus en plus l'histoire chrtienne, et il m'a sembl bon de commencer par cet auteur. Eusbe de Csare est rput tre le premier historien a avoir compil les vnements ayant marqu l'glise lors des quatre premiers sicles de notre re. Csar...

    Eusebius is a scholar, I learnt a lot of new things from this book. I am encouraged by the Early Church fathers especially Origen. It seems that the Early Christians had to face internal threats (heresies), external threats (ridicule, persecution), this is simply too much to Handle but...

    The author of the introduction seems to fault Eusebius for not writing a different book, but I find a lot to like in what he did write. He quotes primary sources extensively. I liked the information about debates over the New Testament canon, the picture of Justin Martyr, Origen, Diony...

    wheless thinks that eusebius is the greatest liar in history. dunno about that. this seems reasonably credible. problem with wheless is that he needs christianity to be fraudulent in order for it to be wrong; i think it can be dead wrong even if it's 100% true. ...

    Early Christian history and the political changes it created in Israel, Palestine, Roman and Egyptian history. ...

    This is a very helpful source on early church history, being the first major church history book written (A.D. 324). It's not terribly well written, but it makes up for that in its interesting subject matter. It shows an early church with real, personal connections with Jesus and the A...

    THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE. (ca. 300 A.D.). Eusebius. ***. I did my best to read this history, but couldn?t make it through. This is an important book because it is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its first 300 years. Its language...

    For my latest history fix, I decided to go way back to the first 300 years after Christ. (Of course, having received this book for Christmas influenced this decision somewhat.) It was interesting and amusing to read about the first centuries of the Christian Church, reading of controve...

    Interesting to read alongside The Early Church. Major source on the early Church naturally as Eusebius was active in the eastern Mediterranean there is much less information about what was happening in the western part of the Roman Empire and even less about what was happening beyond t...

    The first surviving history of the Christian Church is well served by this translation and commentary. Eusebius has the occasional dry passage, but his perspective as a Christian writing about Christians in first three centuries of the Roman Empire more than make up for this. ...

    Eusebius's account of the early church is one of the most valuable sources of Ecclesiastical history that we have. Sadly Eusebius is not always a particularly reliable narrator. Although he shows more skepticism than some might expect, he ultimately spends a lot of time giving extensiv...

    ENGLISH: First book on the History of the Catholic Church, (this is the name Eusebius uses, in books IV, VI, VII and X), which inaugurated a literary genre and imposed strict historical rules, such as the support of statements by citations of documents. In fact, many ancient documents ...

    This was quite interesting. Eusebius writes about the beginnings of the Church in a very thorough way, though his thoughts jump occasionally, making him repetitive, specially when talking about heresies. I liked the parts about deciding the scriptural canon, Origen, and the edicts of C...

    Finished: 08.12.2018 Genre: non-fiction Rating: C #CCBookReviews Conclusion: Classic for the 'real die hards'. My Thoughts ...