Saturday, January 18, 2020

Eusebius' Ecclesiastical Hisory

Author: Eusebius
Title: Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History
Plot: The history of the Christian church from Christ ~0 to ~335 AD

There are three easy ways to do this study:

  1. Click the play button starting with part 1 on the audio players below (note: if you'd prefer, you can also listen to them on Apple or Google)
  2. You can get text for the whole series by clicking here or
  3. You can use this table to as a quick guide to find something specific

Eusebius is the reason Christians know that Peter was crucified upside down. He is the man who collected all the writings from the time of Christ to his day, organizing them, assessing their authenticity, and building them into a history. His work earned him the title, the father of church history! 

The podcasts below summarize and modernize his work with the goal to make it an interesting and even an exciting and sometimes humorous study.

Beneath these podcasts are links to resources compiled from his work; tables of Roman emperors, apostles, the 70, heresies, cult leaders and more. Because I favor ancient sources over Internet ones, these tables were produced by studying his book.

Listen to "Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History Part 1 [19 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History Part 2 [21 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Part 3 [15 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Part 4 [20 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Part 5 [28 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Part 6 [20 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Part 7 [20 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Part 8 [31 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History Part 9 [26 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Part 10 [31 Mins]" on Spreaker.


Listen to "The Ecclesiastical History of the Church - Part 11" on Spreaker.
Listen to "Eusebius Ecclesiastical History of the church - Part 12" on Spreaker.

For Complete lists of: 
  1. Ancient Writers of Good Reputation
  2. The Apostles
  3. Assessment of the Cannon of Scripture
  4. Heretical Refutations
  5. Heretics and Heretical Writings
  6. The Succession of Bishops
This is my review on Goodreads

Ecclesiastical History, Vol 1: Books 1-5Ecclesiastical History, Vol 1: Books 1-5 by Eusebius
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I gave this book five stars for content, but I confess it's a difficult read at times. The language is antiquated, Eusebius made assumptions about what we would know (meaning at times understanding his writing requires context he didn't include). To help, I did a summary podcast series on this 450 page whopper.


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