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The Life Of The Blessed Emperor Constantine: From Ad 306 To 337 (Christian Roman Empire Series, Vol. 8)
Constantine the Great is one of those rare historical figures who is nearly as controversial today as he was in his own time. Lauded, both then and now, as a military hero who ended the brutal persecutions of Christians and as the first Roman emperor to himself embrace Christianity, Constantine is just as often vilified as a destructive innovator, a coddler of heretics, an ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Evolution Publishing & Manufacturing
(first published January 1st 1890)
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Dec 23, 2014 Amy Hughes rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Cameron and Hall have given us an accessible translation and introduction to this controversial and fascinating work by the 4th-century bishop, biblical exegete, and ecclesiastical historian Eusebius of Caesarea. The Life of Constantine has received a great deal of attention, much of it derisive, for its genre categorization-defying, cringe-inducing laudation of the famous emperor. It's an important work for too many reasons to name here, so avoiding it because of these reasons is not an option. ...more
Sep 24, 2012 Lucas rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A fantastic edition with full translation and commentary. While it would be nice if the text was included, such a thing would have been an unnecessary burden given that a fairly recent critical edition of the text is available and it would have made this volume more obscenely expensive than it already is. Still, it's good to have this important text available in a good translation with an insightful commentary.
Eusebius of Caesarea (c. AD 263 – 339) also called Eusebius Pamphili, was a Roman historian, exegete and Christian polemicist. He became the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine about the year 314. Together with Pamphilus, he was a scholar of the Biblical canon. He wrote Demonstrations of the Gospel, Preparations for the Gospel, and On Discrepancies between the Gospels, studies of the Biblical text. As ...moreMore about Eusebius...