Article, Eusebius. "This work seems to have been a general introduction to theology, and its contents were very miscellaneous as the extant remains show" (L., p. 339). It must be remembered that Origen's own copy of the Hexapla was in the library of Pamphilus. c. 12) on which it is based. Thus, at the end of his account of the epistles of Dionysius of Alexandria, he says he is now going to relate the events of "our own times" (kath’ ‘emâs. ", VII, 8, and in the "Dem. (Mart. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. In consequence of these misunderstandings, each of them wrote volumes as if contending against adversaries: and although it was admitted on both sides that the Son of God has a distinct person and existence, and all acknowledged that there is one God in a Trinity of Persons; yet, from what cause I am unable to divine, they could not agree among themselves, and therefore were never at peace.". This article was transcribed for New Advent by WGKofron. It would be difficult to overestimate the obligation which posterity is under to Eusebius for this monumental work. (21) Commentary on the Psalms. Biog. Copyright © 2020 by Kevin Knight. This view is widely accepted (cf. This article was transcribed for New Advent by WGKofron. Const., IV, 33) not extant. and vol. An indignant bishop, who had been one of his fellow-prisoners and "lost an eye for the Truth", demanded at the Council of Tyre how "he came off scathless". By 315 he was already a bishop, for he was present in that capacity at the dedication of a new basilica at Tyre, on which occasion he delivered a discourse given in full in the last book of the Church history. He plainly showed to all that before they had been in error, and had been vainly striving after the truth; for although he was then ashamed to write in just these terms, and excused himself to the Church as he himself wished, yet he plainly wishes to imply this in his Epistle, by his not denying the `Homoousion,' `one in substance,' and `of the substance.' He evidently enjoyed great prestige and may not unreasonably have expected to be able to steer the council through the via media between the Scylla and Charybdis of "Yes" and "No". Constantia asked Eusebius to send her a certain likeness of Christ of which she had heard; his refusal was couched in terms which centuries afterwards were appealed to by the Iconoclasts. (34) The Apology for Origen. 129 sqq.). (11), The "Præparatio Ecclesiastica", (12), the "Demonstratio Ecclesiastica", and (13) Two Books of Objection and Defence, of which, from Photius's account, there seem to have been two separate editions. Th. ", XIII, 313-317). (17) Sections and Canons. He was later appointed the bishopric of Nicomedia around 317, which was about the same time that Licinius took up … The "Præparatio" is a gigantic feat of erudition, and, according to Harnack (Chronologie, II, p. 120), was, like many of Eusebius's other works, actually composed during the stress of the persecution. It also breaks off when the writer is about to "record the palinode" of the persecutors. Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. (20) On the nomenclature of the Book of the Prophets. It will save lengthy digression if we at once speak of a document which will often have to be referred to on account of its biographical importance, viz., the letter written by Eusebius to his diocese in order to explain his subscription to the Creed propounded by the Council of Nicæa. (32) On the Discrepancies of the Gospels, in two parts. Nicetas, in his Thesaurus of the Orthodox Faith, Book F. Chap. Ev. 5). Lightfoot decides in favour of the priority of the first-named work. 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