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    Eusebius (Understanding Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Aaron P. Johnson

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    DescriptionEusebius of Caesarea (263-339 CE) is one of the most important intellectuals whose writings survive from late antiquity. His texts made lasting and wide-ranging contributions, from history-writing and apologetics to biblical commentary and Christian oratory. He was a master of many of the literary and scholarly traditions of the Greek heritage. Yet he left none of these traditions unaltered as he made brilliant and original experiments in the many genres he explored. Aaron P Johnson offers a lively introduction to Eusebius' chief oeuvre while also discussing recent scholarship on this foundational early Christian writer. Placing Eusebius in the context of his age the author provides a full account his life, including the period when Eusebius controversially sought to assist the heretic Arius. He then discusses the major writings: apologetic treatises; the pedagogical and exegetical works; the historical texts; the anti-Marcellan theological discourses; and expositions directly connected to the Emperor Constantine.

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    By (author) Aaron P. Johnson
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780765563
    ISBN 10: 1780765568

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    27 February 2014
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    Aaron P Johnson is Assistant Professor of Humanities and Classics at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee. He is the author of Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica and of Religion and Identity in Porphyry of Tyre: The Limits of Hellenism in Late Antiquity (forthcoming).
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    'Aaron Johnson is one of the best among the new wave of scholars who are giving us an entirely new way of looking at Eusebius of Caesarea. His book is far more than an introduction: it is a powerful, original and authoritative presentation of one of the most important contributors to the intellectual development of Christianity. Drawing on his impressive command of pagan philosophy, late antique culture and Christian theology Johnson shows just how crucial Eusebius's works were, and why, both in his own day and for future generations including our own.' -Averil Cameron, DBE, FBA, Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History, University of Oxford, formerly Warden of Keble College "In his new book, Aaron Johnson explores the many facets of the amazing scholar-theologian, Eusebius of Caesarea - apologist, exegete, historian, theologian and encomiast. With his fresh and uncluttered approach, Johnson demonstrates how the different facets of bishop relate to each other, and builds up a credible picture of Eusebius that will surprise many." - Andrew Louth, FBA, Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, Durham University, and Visiting Professor of Eastern Orthodox Theology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Table of contents
    Preface Chapter 1: Contexts, Life and Work Chapter 2: Defending the Faith Chapter 3: Writing the Curriculum Chapter 4: Writing Past and Peoplehood Chapter 5: Articulating the Word Chapter 6: Speaking, Truth, and Power Works Cited