The author's main sources are from the patristic era: Eusebius of Caesarea
, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Constantine.
Eusebius of Caesarea
is widely recognized as the father of church history, but few are aware of a successor of his, both in his episcopal see and in his literary endeavors, Gelasius (335-395).
Eusebius of Caesarea
's praise of Constantine I provides a valuable starting point for the development of Christian imperial ideology, and the centrality of piety and virtue in justifying an emperor's authority.
Justin the Philosopher and, according to Eusebius of Caesarea
The primary sources for our study of Phoenicia have traditionally been Josephus and Menander of Ephesus (who quote extinct "Annals of Tyre"), the Old Testament, and the Greek and Roman historians Herodotus, Xenophon, Diodorus Siculus, Arrian, Eusebius of Caesarea
, and Philo of Byblos.
160 and that around 330 Eusebius of Caesarea
spoke of crowds of pilgrims coming from all parts of the empire to Rome to visit Peter's "splendid tomb in front of the city" (Theophany 4.7).
Ancient saints such as Justin Martyr and Clement of Alexandria, and the historian Eusebius of Caesarea
, established broad horizons for the Church's symbols, believing that "Since their God is the Lord of all history ...
For B., the true constructive influence during this period was Eusebius of Caesarea
, a figure long undervalued as a theologian.
A sample of the individual topics includes: the legal status of Jews, their role in the Byzantine economy, their survival in Late Antique Alexandria, and evidence for Jews and Judaism in the church history of Eusebius of Caesarea
. A series of color plates is included.
What he did offer was more in the nature of a demonstration of the Jews, of an entirely different temper from Eusebius of Caesarea
's Demonstration of the Gospel, a work in the central tradition of Christian anti-Jewish polemic that Augustine inherited, transmitted, and, as we can now see as never before, daringly outdistanced.
In compiling this commentary, Wilken draw's on commentaries by Eusebius of Caesarea
, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, and Theodoret of Cyrus in Syria, but he also cites sermons and other theological writings from a host of other Christian leaders.