History

Constantine and Eusebius

Author: Timothy David Barnes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: History

Page: 458

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

Life of Constantine

Author: Eusebius (of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 395

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

Eusebius' Life of Constantine

Author: Eusebius

Publisher: Clarendon Press

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Category: History

Page: 414

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

The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine

Author: Pamphilus Eusebius Pamphilus

Publisher: Arx Publishing, LLC

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

View: 531

Originally published: London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1845.
Biography & Autobiography

Life Of Constantine By Eusebius Commented

Author: Eusebius Of Caesarea

Publisher: Clube de Autores

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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There probably was not in the whole church during the first decade of the fourth century, a more learned Christian than Eusebius of Caesarea. Phrases such as the one quoted at the beginning of this chapter, however, have led many historians to claim that Eusebius capitulated to imperial power. In the opinion of these historians, Eusebius was a man of weak character who, when surrounded by the pomp of the Empire, bowed before her, and stood to serve the emperor s interests rather than those of Jesus Christ. But before venturing to make this judgment it is convenient for us to pause to recount the life and work of this wise Christian, so as to better understand his reactions and attitudes.
Biography & Autobiography

Life Of Constantine By Eusebius

Author: World Library

Publisher: Clube de Autores

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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There probably was not in the whole church during the first decade of the fourth century, a more learned Christian than Eusebius of Caesarea. Phrases such as the one quoted at the beginning of this chapter, however, have led many historians to claim that Eusebius capitulated to imperial power. In the opinion of these historians, Eusebius was a man of weak character who, when surrounded by the pomp of the Empire, bowed before her, and stood to serve the emperor s interests rather than those of Jesus Christ. But before venturing to make this judgment it is convenient for us to pause to recount the life and work of this wise Christian, so as to better understand his reactions and attitudes. Eusebius was born around the year 260, probably in Palestine, where he spent most of his early years. He is known as Eusebius of Caesarea because he was bishop of this city and because he was educated in it, but the exact place of his birth is unknown to us. We also do not have reliable information about your family. It is not even possible to say whether his parents were Christian or not - and the scholars who have tried to research on this subject have found arguments in both directions.
History

Constantine and the Christian Empire

Author: Charles Odahl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 440

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This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great (273 – 337). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his church building programs in Rome, Jerusalem and Constantinople which transformed the pagan state of Roman antiquity into the Christian empire medieval Byzantium. The author’s comprehensive knowledge of the literary sources and his extensive research into the material remains of the period mean that this volume provides a more rounded and accurate portrait of Constantine than previously available. This revised second edition includes: An expanded and revised final chapter A new Genealogy and an expanded Chronology New illustrations Revised and updated Notes and Bibliography A landmark publication in Roman Imperial, early Christian, and Byzantine history, Constantine and the Christian Empire will remain the standard account of the subject for years to come.
Literary Collections

Helena of Britain in Medieval Legend

Author: Antonina Harbus

Publisher: DS Brewer

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 215

View: 834

St Helena, mother of Constantine the Great and legendary finder of the True Cross, was appropriated in the middle ages as a British saint. The rise and persistence of this legend harnessed Helena's imperial and sacred status to portray her as a romance heroine, source of national pride, and a legitimising link to imperial Rome. This study is the first to examine the origins, development, political exploitation and decline of this legend, tracing its momentum and adaptive power from Anglo-Saxon England to the twentieth century. Using Latin, English, and Welsh texts, as well as church dedications and visual arts, the author examines the positive effect of the British legend on the cult of St Helena and the reasons for its wide appeal and durability in both secular and religious contexts. Two previously unpublished vitae of St Helena are included in the volume: a Middle English verse vita from the South English Legendary, and a Latin prose vita by the twelfth-century hagiographer, Jocelin of Furness. ANTONINA HARBUS is a Research Fellow in the Department of English, University of Sydney.
History

Constantine

Author: Timothy D. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: History

Page: 288

View: 916

Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life. First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief that Constantine remained tolerant in matters of religion to the end of his reign Clearly sets out the problems associated with depictions of Constantine and answers them with great clarity Includes Barnes' own research into the marriage of Constantine's parents, Constantine's status as a crown prince and his father's legitimate heir, and his dynastic plans Honorable Mention for 2011 Classics & Ancient History PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
Religion

The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine

Author: Eusebius

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Religion

Page: 480

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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 Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century, and ending with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, his aim was to show the purity and continuity of the doctrinal tradition of Christianity and its struggle against persecutors and heretics.
Constitutum Constantini

Constantine the Great, Christianity, and Constantinople

Author: Terry Julian

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

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Category: Constitutum Constantini

Page: 128

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Since Jesus Christ, only two people have affected the life or death of christianity: Saint Paul with his missionary success and Constantine The Great with his divine revelation. Constantine was the emperor who turned the Roman Empire from persecuting Christians to promoting them and this resulted in major and lasting consequences for Christianity. He created an environment for Christianity to evolve from a fringe society to become the single most important influence on Western civilization. In addition to being the greatest builder of Christian churches, Constantine created Constantinople, today's Istanbul a centre that kept Christianity and classical literature alive for a thousand years.

Life of Emperor Constantine by Eusebius of Caesarea

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John Abela presents an English translation of "The Life of Emperor Constantine," written by the Palestinian theologian, church historian, and scholar Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 260-c. 339). The work focuses on the Roman Emperor Constantine I (d. 337), who ruled from 306-337. Constantine I adopted Christianity and extended rights and toleration to Christians.
Church history

The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine

Author: Eusebius (of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea)

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

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Category: Church history

Page: 429

View: 209

Sometimes called the "Christian Herodotus" and often referred to as the "Father of ecclesiastical history," Eusebius (A.D. 263-339) has earned legitimate fame as the historian of Christian antiquity. An intimate friend of the Emperor Constantine, the Greek Bishop Eusebius wrote the only surviving account of the church during its crucial first 300 years. - Jacket flap.
Biography & Autobiography

Reconsidering Eusebius

Author: Sabrina Inowlocki

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 674

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

Reconsidering Eusebius

Author: Sabrina Inowlocki

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 216

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

The Sacred Writings of Eusebius Pamphilus (Annotated Edition)

Author: St. Pamphilus

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:

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Page: 980

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"The Sacred Writings Of ..." provides you with the essential works among the Early Christian writings. The volumes cover the beginning of Christianity until before the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea. This volume is accurately annotated, including * an extensive biography of the author and his life This edition comprises the following works: 'The Church History' or 'Ecclesiastical History' - Eusebius and Pamphilus wrote the first surviving history of the Christian Church as a chronologically-ordered account, based on earlier sources complete from the period of the Apostles to their own epoch. This "historical account" has much of Eusebius's own theological agenda intertwined with the factual text including his view on God, Christ, the Scriptures, the Jews, the church, pagans, and heretics. 'The Life of Constantine' (Vita Constantini) is a eulogy or panegyric, and therefore its style and selection of facts are affected by its purpose, rendering it inadequate as a continuation of the Church History. As the historian Socrates Scholasticus said, at the opening of his history that was designed as a continuation of Eusebius, "Also in writing the life of Constantine, this same author has but slightly treated of matters regarding Arius, being more intent on the rhetorical finish of his composition and the praises of the emperor, than on an accurate statement of facts." The work was unfinished at Eusebius' death. Some scholars have questioned the Eusebian authorship of this work. 'Oration in Praise of Constantine', an eulogy.