Event Title

New Frontiers: Making Christian History: Eusebius of Caesarea and His Readers

Presenter Information

Michael Hollerich

Start Date

14-10-2021 7:00 PM

End Date

14-10-2021 9:00 PM

Location

McNeely Hall Room 100

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Dr. Michael Hollerich will give the New Frontiers in Theological Research lecture this fall, discussing his new book Making Christian History: Eusebius of Caesarea and His Readers.

Known as the “Father of Church History,” Eusebius was bishop of Caesarea in Palestine and the leading Christian scholar of his day. His Ecclesiastical History is an irreplaceable chronicle of Christianity’s early development, from its origin in Judaism, through two and a half centuries of illegality and occasional persecution, to a new era of tolerance and favor under the Emperor Constantine. In this book, Michael J. Hollerich recovers the reception of this text across time. As he shows, Eusebius adapted classical historical writing for a new “nation,” the Christians, with a distinctive theo-political vision.

Eusebius’s text left its mark on Christian historical writing from late antiquity to the early modern period—across linguistic, cultural, political, and religious boundaries—until its encounter with modern historicism and postmodernism. Making Christian History demonstrates Eusebius’s vast influence throughout history, not simply in shaping Christian culture but also when falling under scrutiny as that culture has been reevaluated, reformed, and resisted over the past 1,700 years.

Join us for discussion and hors d'oeuvres. Registration is helpful, but not required. Open to the public.
Live viewing available on Zoom Webinar: https://stthomas.zoom.us/j/96094279634

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Oct 14th, 7:00 PM Oct 14th, 9:00 PM

New Frontiers: Making Christian History: Eusebius of Caesarea and His Readers

McNeely Hall Room 100

Dr. Michael Hollerich will give the New Frontiers in Theological Research lecture this fall, discussing his new book Making Christian History: Eusebius of Caesarea and His Readers.

Known as the “Father of Church History,” Eusebius was bishop of Caesarea in Palestine and the leading Christian scholar of his day. His Ecclesiastical History is an irreplaceable chronicle of Christianity’s early development, from its origin in Judaism, through two and a half centuries of illegality and occasional persecution, to a new era of tolerance and favor under the Emperor Constantine. In this book, Michael J. Hollerich recovers the reception of this text across time. As he shows, Eusebius adapted classical historical writing for a new “nation,” the Christians, with a distinctive theo-political vision.

Eusebius’s text left its mark on Christian historical writing from late antiquity to the early modern period—across linguistic, cultural, political, and religious boundaries—until its encounter with modern historicism and postmodernism. Making Christian History demonstrates Eusebius’s vast influence throughout history, not simply in shaping Christian culture but also when falling under scrutiny as that culture has been reevaluated, reformed, and resisted over the past 1,700 years.

Join us for discussion and hors d'oeuvres. Registration is helpful, but not required. Open to the public.
Live viewing available on Zoom Webinar: https://stthomas.zoom.us/j/96094279634

https://ir.stthomas.edu/events/public_events/2021/7