Eusebius Pamphilius: Ecclesiastical History
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Eusebius Pamphilius (260-340) is known as the “Father of Church History”. Living during the time of the Emperor Constantine, Eusebius is an essential source for reliable knowledge of the Roman Empire.
Having extensive knowledge of another “Greatest Book Historian”, the Jewish General Josephus, Eusebius is also an excellent bridge between the Ancient World and Jesus Christ who died to make all things new through the co-redemption of humanity, which He entrusted to His Church.
Eusebius is not lauded for this reason alone; he also provides us with an intimate account of the heroic virtues of the martyrs, a balanced understanding of relationships with non-Christian religions, with heretical sects and the unique challenges inherent in Catholic-Jewish relations.