Eusebius of Caesarea
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eusebius of Caesarea
Eusebius of Caesarea A notable early church father and historian known principally for his work Ecclesiastical History.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eusebius of Caesarea (Person)
EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA (PERSON). Late 3d/early 4th-century Christian historian, biblical scholar, and theologian; the “Father of Church History.” Born ca. a.d. 260, he was bishop of Caesarea, the administrative capital of Roman Palestine, from ca. 313 until his death, May 30, 339. Regarded by his contemporaries
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eusebius (Gk. Eusébios)Bishop of Caesarea and “Father of Church History” (ca. 260–ca. 339 c.e.). Eusebius was born in Palestine and spent the majority of his life there. As a young man he became a student of Pamphilius, a well-known Christian teacher; he adopted the name Eusebius of Pamphilius after
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eusebius [ū sēˊbĭ əs] (Gk. Eusebios).* Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. A.D. 260–340), bishop of Caesarea and prolific historian, biblical scholar, and Christian apologist. Educated in the Alexandrian tradition by the presbyter Pamphilus (hence his designation also as Eusebius Pamphilii), his text-critical
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Eusebius (c. 260–c. 340), Bp. of *Caesarea, the ‘Father of Church History’. He was a pupil of the scholar and martyr *Pamphilus, who trained him in the tradition of *Origen and imbued him with a hatred of *Sabellianism which remained with him all his life. After Pamphilus’ death (310), he fled from
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Eusebius. Eusebius (ca. 260–340) was bishop of Caesarea and the “father of church history.” His Ecclesiastical History is the principal source of information from the apostolic period to the fourth century. It contains an immense amount of material on the Eastern church, though little about the West.
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 263–c. 340)
Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 263–c. 340)Born at Caesarea Philippi, where *Origen had founded his famous school a generation before, Eusebius received a first-class Christian education under the presbyter Pamphilus, who was martyred in 310. Eusebius escaped the same fate by fleeing the city, but in 313 he
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Eusebius of Caesarea
Eusebius of Caesarea(also called Pamphili) (260?–340?), Christian theologian and historian. The most learned man of his age, Eusebius of Caesarea was the first major historian of the Christian church. The writing of church history had been difficult before the settled conditions of the 4th century.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Eusebius of Cæsarea
Eusebius of Cæsarea (265–340).—Writer and ecclesiastical historian. He was a disciple of the learned priest and martyr St. Pamphylus of Cæsarea. About the year 314, he was made Bishop of Cæsarea. He attended the Council of Nice, and, not without some hesitation, however, subscribed to the Nicene Creed.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Eusebius of Caesarea
Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 263–ca. 340). Prolific author of the fourth century known especially for his Ecclesiastical History, which has gained for him the title of father of church history. He was born in Caesarea, where he was a disciple of ⇒Pamphilus of Caesarea. His admiration for that teacher was
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Eusebius of Caesarea
Eusebius of CaesareaEusebius of Caesarea (c. 260–c. 339) was effectively court theologian to the emperor Constantine, and has become best known today for his Ecclesiastical History. He may have had more in common with Arius than some appear to realize, but he played a major role in the Council of Nicaea
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Eusebius of Caesarea
Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 260–c. 340). Known as the father of church history, Eusebius is best known for his Ecclesiastical History, which is the main source for information on Christian history down to the mid-fourth century. Eusebius served as bishop of Caesarea and was an active participant in the