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Author: A. Whealey

Among the works dubiously attributed to Eusebius of Caesarea are extracts of a catena of Nicetas of Heracela (PG 24,529-605), which appear to have been drawn from a commentary on the gospel of Luke. However, in his De viris illustribus Jerome mentions no commentary by Eusebius of Caesarea on

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Alice Whealey

Among the texts that have been attributed to Eusebius of Caesarea are Greek catenae fragments copied by Nicetas of Heraclea, who seems to have believed that all of them derived from Eusebius’ Theophania . However, a fifth century manuscript containing a Syriac translation of Eusebius

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Holger Szesnat

Recently, Alice Whealey has argued for the possibility that some of the Greek fragments attributed to Eusebius of Caesarea’s Theophania may in fact have come from his pupil and namesake, Eusebius of Emesa. 1 These Greek fragments have survived in some catenae MSS , chief among which is

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Aryeh Kofsky
Essential reading for reconstructing early Christianity, the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260—340 C.E.) have held a central place for historians of early Christianity. Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History frequently stands on the scholar’s shelf alongside the writings of Josephus or Philo of Alexandria. While apologists like Irenaeus and Origen have stood squarely in the spotlight, Eusebius has remained in the shadows. Kofsky contends that the value of Eusebius’s own apologetic and theological writings has been neglected. He corrects this deficit and invites us to see Eusebius as a “contender for the faith” in his own right. To accomplish his goal, Kofsky takes us on a detailed tour of two of Eusebius’s key documents: Eusebius’s Praeparatio Evangelica and Demonstratio Evangelica.

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Author: Aryeh Kofsky
Dealing with the subject of apologetics and polemics against the pagans in Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 260-340), this volume discusses his response to the vigorous political, cultural and religious campaign launched against Christianity in his time.
The first part of the book examines the background for Eusebius' apologetic enterprise and his early apologetic writings. The second and main part of the study analyzes major topics in Eusebius' great two-part apologetic work, the Praeparatio Evangelica and the Demonstratio Evangelica, such as the concept of Christian prehistory, prophecy and miracles.
The last part deals with Eusebius' tactics and rhetoric and the place of Porphyry - the outstanding pagan polemicist against Christianity - in Eusebius' work. This part closes with a discussion of Eusebius' final apologetic statement in his work The Theophany, reflecting already the recent triumph of Christianity.

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This volume reconstructs the contents of the library in Roman Palestine of Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 265-339) by examining Eusebius’ major works, the Ecclesiastical History, Chronicon, Preparation for the Gospel, and Life of Constantine. After surveying the history of the library from its origins as an ecclesiastical archive and its true foundation by Origen of Alexandria to its disappearance in the seventh century, it discusses how Eusebius used his sources and then examines what specific works were available in the library in chapters devoted to philosophical works, poetry and rhetoric, histories, Jewish and Christian works, and contemporary documents. The book ends with a useful list of the contents of the library.

conversion of Constantine made this a real possibility and we see it expounded most powerfully in the thought of Eusebius of Caesarea. 5 Indeed, Eusebius’s political theology was really the first elaborated political theology of the Christian tradition. Eusebius wrote during the age of the first encounter

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Gospel Problems and Solutions . I argue that the similarities between these two passages are sufficient to conclude that it represents one of our earliest discernible instances of a known Greek work influencing Syriac exegesis. 2. Eusebius on Mary’s Davidic

In: Aramaic Studies

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE ESCHATOLOGY OF EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA BY FRANK S. THIELMAN There is something like a consensus in contemporary Eusebian scholarship that the first church historian was flexible on questions of eschatology. When the persecutions of Maximin called for the more "primitive"' 1

In: Vigiliae Christianae

particular investigating Eusebius of Caesarea and the Homoiousians. We will continue by comparing Ep. 361 and Eun. 1.19 in order to argue for the authenticity of Ep. 361, and we will conclude with an inquiry of the meaning of οὐσία in Ep. 361 and discover that, at this early stage—unlike at the age

In: Vigiliae Christianae