Philostorgius: Church History

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2007 - 284 pages
Philostorgius (born 368 B.C.E.) was a member of the Eunomian sect of Christianity, a nonconformist faction deeply opposed to the form of Christianity adopted by the Roman government as the official religion of its empire. He wrote his twelve-book Church History, the critical edition of the surviving remnants of which is presented here in English translation, at the beginning of the fifth century as a revisionist history of the church and the empire in the fourth and early-fifth centuries. Sometimes contradicting and often supplementing what is found in other histories of the period, Christian or otherwise, it offers a rare dissenting picture of the Christian world of the time.

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Contents

prologue 1
1
Book1
15
Book 3
37
Book 4
63
Book 5
75
Book 7
87
Book 8
111
Book 9
123
Book 12
153
Appendix 1
165
Appendix 2
171
Appendix 3
179
Appendix 4
185
Appendix 6
193
supplement
239
index of Names
265

Book 10
135
Book 11
143

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Page 183 - ... was jubilant with the cherubim, is now shut up in pain in the guard-house of swine ; and him, too, in fine, shall we put to rout if we mind those things which are contrary to his choice, by the grace and kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power unto the ages of the ages. Amen.
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About the author (2007)

Philip R. Amidon, S.J., D.Phil. (1979) in Theology, Oxford University, is Resident Assistant Professor of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the author of The Panarion of St. Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis: Selected Passages (1990) and The Church History of Rufinus of Aquileia (1997), both from Oxford University Press.

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