Monthly Archives: September 2015

Eusebius’s Noble Conception

“Eusebius thus had a truly noble conception of the work which he had undertaken. It was nothing less than the history of a society which stood in an intimate relation to the Divine Logos Himself, a society whose roots struck down into the remotest past and whose destinies soared into the eternal future” (Henry Wace, Dictionary Of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of 6th Century, 686).

Church History

“Eusebius made the direct quotation of documents, literary and archival, a central feature of his history of the church. This became a lasting characteristic, one that sharply distinguished ecclesiastical from civil history, which usually took the form of a narrative uninterrupted by direct quotations” (Grafton & Williams, Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea, 200).