History, therefore, does not relate that he was anointed corporeally by the Jewsnor that he belonged to the lineage of priestsbut that he came into existence from God himself before the morning star, that is before the organization of the world, and that he obtained an immortal and undecaying priesthood for eternal ages.
This is the account of Clement in the fifth book of his Hypotyposes, in which he also says that Cephas was one of the seventy disciplesa man who bore the same name as the apostle Peter, and the one concerning whom Paul says, When Cephas came to Antioch I withstood him to his face. To him, then, who was a man of this character, it was said that all the tribes and all the nations of the earth should be blessed in him.
But when on account of the abundant freedom, we fell into laxity and sloth, and envied and reviled each other, and were almost, as it were, taking up arms against one another, rulers assailing rulers with words like spears, and people forming parties against people, and monstrous hypocrisy and dissimulation rising to the greatest height of wickedness, the divine judgment with forbearance, as is its pleasure, while the multitudes yet continued to assemble, gently and moderately harassed the episcopacy.
Doctrine[ edit ] Eusebius is fairly unusual in his preteristor fulfilled eschatological view. The Spirit before our face, Christ the Lordwas taken in their destructions; of whom we said, under his shadow we shall live among the nations.
For what pleasure-loving or intemperate man, or what man that counts it good to feast on human flesh, could welcome death that he might be deprived of his enjoyments, and would not rather strive to continue permanently his present life, and to escape the notice of the rulers, instead of giving himself up to be put to death?
Christianity at last found recognition by the State; and this brought new problems—apologies of a different sort had to be prepared. And he himself, a man most learned in the truthin his Apology already referred to clearly predicts how this was about to happen to him, although it had not yet occurred.
A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom. Eli and Jacob were thus uterine brothers. This work was recently translated into the English language by David J. These are the bishops of Jerusalem that lived between the age of the apostles and the time referred to, all of them belonging to the circumcision.
For with him their princes and governors, who had ruled in regular succession from the time of Moses came to an end.
There were, moreover, various opinions in the circumcisionamong the children of Israel. And thus to this dignity of the high priesthoodwhich in his opinion surpassed the most honorable position among menhe attached for the sake of honor and glory the name of Christ.
For the very date given in them shows the falsehood of their fabricators. Taking an apple he asked also for a knife, for he was accustomed to cut apples and eat them. It was in the forty-second year of the reign of Augustus and the twenty-eighth after the subjugation of Egypt and the death of Antony and Cleopatra, with whom the dynasty of the Ptolemies in Egypt came to an end, that our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judeaaccording to the prophecies which had been uttered concerning him.
And he gives a copy of the epistle, preserving the original Latin in which it was written, and prefacing it with the following words: Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. And when a very great tumult arose in consequence of the cries, a certain Phrygian, Quintus by name, who was newly come from Phrygia, seeing the beasts and the additional tortures, was smitten with cowardice and gave up the attainment of salvation.
But Africanuswho was also no common writer, says that they who were more accurately informed about him report that he was a son of Antipater, and that the latter was the son of a certain Herod of Ascalon, one of the so-called servants of the temple of Apollo.
But who and whence he was he shows in his Apology in the following words. For whoever denies that he is a Christianeither denies because he despises Christianityor he avoids confession because he is conscious that he is unworthy and an alien to it; neither of which is the case with the true Christian.
I am a Christian. It thus indicates his special honorfar superior to and different from that of those who, as types, were of old anointed in a more material way.Eusebius's history was not written simply to record the deeds of the church after Christ's ascension; he wanted to show that Christianity, with Constantine's conversion, was the pinnacle of humanity's long climb.
Eusebius of Caesarea (circa to ) was bishop of Caesarea in Palestine and is often referred to as the father of church history because of his work in recording the history of the early Christian church.
An earlier history by. An copy of Eusebius' Church History The Church History (Greek: Ἐκκλησιαστικὴ ἱστορία ; Latin: Historia Ecclesiastica or Historia Ecclesiae) of Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea was a 4th-century pioneer work giving a chronological account of the development of Early Christianity from the 1st century to the 4th century.
Many people know Eusebius of Caesarea as the "Father of Church History."But as Robert M.
Grant, a modern historian of the early church period, provocatively asked, "Did the Father of Church. May 06, · Eusebius of Caesarea, Often called the -Father of Church History, - Eusebius recorded crucial information about the lives of Jesus' disciples, the development of the New Testament, Roman politics, and the persecution of early Christians.
Eusebius became the bishop of Caesarea Maritima about AD. Featuring the Church Fathers, Catholic Encyclopedia, Summa Theologica and more.Download