Eusebius: The History of the Church
This account is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its crucial first 300 years. Bishop Eusebius (AD 260-339) a scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea, traces the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the 4th century (under Emperors Diocletian) and the ending with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine. His aim was to show the purity and continuity of the doctrinal tradition of Christianity in spite of persecutors and heretics. He included extensive quotations from original sources.
Brief biographies of the figures who appear in this book as well as a map of the world of Eusebius are included.