Ecclesiastical History, Books 1–5 (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 19)

Ecclesiastical History, Books 1–5 (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 19)

Translated by ROY J. DEFERRARI
Copyright Date: 1953
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj
Pages: 361
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt32b1hj
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    Ecclesiastical History, Books 1–5 (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 19)
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    eISBN: 978-0-8132-1119-0
    Subjects: Religion

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.1
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-2)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.2
  3. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-34)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.3

    Eusebius was commonly known among the ancients as Eusebius of Caesarea or Eusebius Pamphili. The first designation arose from the fact that he was bishop of Caesarea for many years; the second from the fact that he was a close friend and admirer of Pamphilus, a proslyte of Caesarea and a martyr. At least forty contemporaries bore the same name, among which the most famous were Eusebius of Nicomedia, called by Arius the brother of Eusebius of Caesarea; Eusebius of Emesa; and Eusebius of Samosata—and so arose the necessity of distinguishing him from these others by specific designation.

    The...

  4. BOOK ONE
    (pp. 35-82)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.4

    Since it is my purpose to hand down a written. account of the successions of the holy Apostles as well as of the times extending from our Saviour to ourselves; the number and nature of the events which are said to have been treated in ecclesiastical history; the number of those who were her illustrious guides and leaders in especially prominent dioceses; the number of those who in each generation by word of mouth or by writings served as ambassadors of the word of God; the names, the number, and the times of those who out of a desire for...

  5. BOOK TWO
    (pp. 83-136)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.5

    All that the history of the Church needed to have stated by way of an introduction—the proofs of the divinity of the saving Logos, the ancient history of the doctrines which we teach, the antiquity of the evangelical life which Christians lead, especially everything connected with His recent appearance, the events preceding His passion, and the story of His choice of Apostles, we have discussed briefly in the preceding Book. Let us now, in the present Book, examine the events after His Ascension, noting some from the divine writings, relating others in addition from other sources, from such documents...

  6. BOOK THREE
    (pp. 137-206)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.6

    In such a condition were the affairs of the Jews, but of the holy Apostles and disciples of our Saviour who were scattered over the whole world,¹ Thomas, as tradition holds, received Parthia;² Andrew, Scythia;³ John, Asia⁴ (and with the people there he lived and he died in Ephesus); but Peter⁵ seems to have preached in Pontus and Galatia and Bithynia and Cappodocia and Asia⁶ to the Jews of the Dispersion, and at last, having come to Rome, was crucified head-downwards,⁷ for he himself had asked to suffer so. What need we say about Paul,⁸ who fulfilled the gospel of...

  7. BOOK FOUR
    (pp. 207-270)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.7

    About the twelfth year of the reign of Trajan¹ the bishop² of the diocese of Alexandria, whom we mentioned a little above, departed this life, and Primus,³ the fourth from the Apostles, received the administration of affairs there. At this time, too, at Rome, after Evarestus⁴ had fulfilled his eighth year, Alexander,⁵ who was the fifth in succession from Peter and Paul, took up the bishopric. While the affairs of our Saviour’s teaching and of the Church were flourishing daily and were proceeding to even greater progress, the misfortune of the Jews in a succession of evils was attaining a...

  8. BOOK FIVE
    (pp. 271-347)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt32b1hj.8

    Now, Soter,¹ Bishop of the Church at Rome, died in the eighth year of his rule. Eleutherus,² as twelfth after the Apostles, succeeded him, and it was the seventeenth year³ of the Emperor Antoninus Verus. In this time, as the persecution against us was rekindled more violently in certain parts of the world, as a result of the attack of the populace in the cities it is possible to ascertain that myriads were distinguished by martyrdom, judging from what happened in one nation. These events have by chance been handed down to posterity, being truly worthy of unceasing remembrance. The...