The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine Characters

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God, Jesus and the Apostles

Eusebius's history covers three centuries and as such does not really have main characters. The focus on any particular character is brief, as Eusebius has a long span of time to cover. However, he focuses far more on some figures than others. The primary characters, then, are (those Eusebius considers to be) the founders of the Christian religion: God, Jesus and the apostles. Book one discusses the establishment of the Christian church and praises God and Jesus at great length. He vigorously defends the divinity of Christ and argues at great length that secondary sources and the Old Testament testify to the historicity of the Gospels. As one would imagine from a Christian historian in the third century, Eusebius holds to all major Christian doctrines developed in his day and as such attributes them all to Jesus.

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