The History of the Church

The History of the Church

From Christ to Constantine

Written by:
Introduction by:
Edited by:
Translated by:

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445350
  • 480 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Eusebius’s account is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its crucial first 300 years. Bishop Eusebius, a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, broke new ground in writing the History and provided a model for all later ecclesiastical historians. In tracing the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century, and ending with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, his aim was to show the purity and continuity of the doctrinal tradition of Christianity and its struggle against persecutors and heretics.
The History of the Church

The History of the Church

Written by: Eusebius, Introduction by: Andrew Louth, Edited by: Andrew Louth, Translated by: G. A. Williamson