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Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Aaron P. Johnson


The task of the early Christian apologists was fundamentally one of constructing, maintaining, and manipulating the identities of Christianity and its rivals — Greeks, Jews, Romans, and others. Eusebius of Caesarea’s Praeparatio Evangelica, written in the early part of the 4th century, is the most comprehensive and sustained attempt in early apologetic literature to represent Christian, Greek, and Jewish ethnic identity as the basis for its defence of Christianity. This book traces the manipulations of ethnicity in Eusebius’ Praeparatio and highlights the implications of such ethnic argumentat ... More

Keywords: apologetics, Jews, Greeks, Hebrews, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron P. Johnson, author
Lecturer in Classics, University of Texas at Austin