Eusebius of Emesa

Eusebius of Emesa : Church and Theology in the Mid-Fourth Century

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Eusebius, the bishop of Emesa (c. 300-359) is today not a well-known figure of late ancient Christianity. Yet he achieved apparent notoriety in antiquity: he was a student of the famous Eusebius of Caesarea, he was connected to the entourage of the emperor Constantius, he had earned the respect of prominent ecclesiastical figures in the mid-fourth century, and he was recognized as a talented orator and biblical commentator. Winn argues that Eusebius's primary motivation in his preaching was to emphasize what he regarded as the appropriate religious identity of the church. Remaining true to the apostles would prevent the church from disintegrating into ecclesiastical factions and blurring its distinction with other religious groups, such as Jews, pagans, and Marcionites, all of whom Eusebius saw as a threat to the church's more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 148 x 224 x 26mm | 521.63g
  • The Catholic University of America Press
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0813218764
  • 9780813218762
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