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Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica$
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Aaron P. Johnson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296132

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.001.0001

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Discourses of Ethnicity and Early Christian Apologetics: An Introduction

Discourses of Ethnicity and Early Christian Apologetics: An Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Discourses of Ethnicity and Early Christian Apologetics: An Introduction
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Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica
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Aaron P. Johnson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0001

Early Christian apologetics, particularly Eusebius’ Praeparatio, must be situated within the context of so-called ‘nationalist historiography’ of the Hellenistic and Roman Greek East. The defence of Christian truth was often framed within formulations about the Christians as a people or nation (ethnos) located within a broader discourse of competing claims to ethnic superiority and antiquity. Christian identity was articulated against the identities of other nations (ethnē). An approach that sees the apologist’s construction of identity as part of larger discourses of ethnicity advances beyond those approaches that limit such identities to ‘religious’ or philosophical positions.

Keywords:   apologetics, identity, national historiography

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