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Eusebius of Caesarea
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(prior to 265 – 339/40), a second generation disciple of Origen, as well as a disciple and adoptive son of Pamphilus who died during the persecutions. He became bishop of Caesarea in Palestine in c. 314. Eusebius represents the climax and conclusion of Christian apologetics in Greek. He acquired particular significance through his Historia Ecclesiastica, which remains indispensable for the history of the first centuries. Among his apologetic writings, the two-part opus Praeparatio (P.E.) and Demonstratio Evangelica (D.E.) is especially worthy of note. In t…

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Ulrich, Jörg, “Eusebius of Caesarea”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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