The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine - Chapter 10, Peace and Recovery of the Church Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, Peace and Recovery of the Church Summary and Analysis

Eusebius opens thanking God for the return of peace to the church and instructs Paulinus to put the seal on the book and tells him that the book is dedicated to Paulinus. The churches are all reestablished and dedication ceremonies are held in all the churches. Church community was reestablished as well, the "Body of Christ" was reborn. The Bishop of Tyre, Paulinus, received a festival oration that Eusebius records from an unknown man. The speech is extended and full of praise for God and the Church; it is also full of allusions and quotations from Scripture.

Eusebius next reproduces the imperial ordinances from Constantine and Licinius, which he has translated. The ordinance, as one would expect, protect Christians from persecution. Various letters are issued to the churches, two...

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