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The Development of Episcopal Order

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Book description: Scholars of the history and literature of Christianity and Judaism explore the life and long-lasting contribution of Eusebius of Caesarea, an important writer and historian from the early fourth century.

This collection of essays focuses on elements of the story that Eusebius tells—the story of the early church, its relationship to Judaism, or its confrontation with the Roman empire—and explores gaps left by Eusebius. The writers offer a cross-section of current scholarly methods in the study of early Christianity and Judaism, focusing on institutional developments, literary questions, and theological issues raised by the study of Eusebius and his subject matter. Most offer critical perspectives on the Eusebian account, although they all indicate the enduring debt owed to Eusebius by all who study the origins of Christianity.

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