Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Constantine and Eusebius Revised ed. Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0674165311
ISBN-10: 0674165314
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$29.97 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$46.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
20 New from $32.44 27 Used from $14.90
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith
Oneida
The popular new release from Ellen Wayland-Smith. Learn more | See author page
$46.00 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Constantine and Eusebius
  • +
  • Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire
Total price: $73.00
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

Already an acknowledged expert on the history of the later Roman Empire and early Christianity. Barnes now offers a narrative account of the reigns of the two most important emperors after Augustus...The portrait of Constantine is realistic and convincing. (A main value of the book lies in its assessment of the intellectual, doctrinal, and political activities of the early Christians...Essential reading. (Choice)

This remarkable and exemplary work of scholarship will he read with pleasure and profit...a gripping and complex story told in fresh and lucid prose. (History Today)

An original work of scholarship, rich in detail and minute researches, liberally supplied with fresh observations and new interpretations...The work is characterized by an astonishing mastery of evidence...Barnes is lucid and concise. (Classical Outlook)

A book that scholars would be very ill-advised to neglect on any topic treated in it. It is marked at every turn with Barnes' magnificent obsession with getting the record straight. Its implications for the role of Christianity in the Roman Empire are quite revolutionary. (Peter Brown)

About the Author

Timothy D. Barnes is Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith
Oneida
The popular new release from Ellen Wayland-Smith. Learn more | See author page

Product Details

  • Paperback: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Revised ed. edition (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674165314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674165311
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #371,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Ian Simpson on October 7, 2014
Format: Paperback
Dr. Barnes provides what appears to be a very well researched presentation of Constantine. He discusses opinions that differ from his own and he writes in a way so that it is easy to tell when he is presenting historical facts and when he is discussing interpretations of those facts. I think it is a very fair and assessment of the life and times of Constantine that isn't too bent on proving he was either a saint or a villain.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Debate and speculation, rather than an actual story telling. I didn't want to take a college class, I wanted to read a chronological story in third person.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Here is an excellent book by a noted authority on these two great men of antiquity. I highly recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
In this book, Timothy Barnes attempts to give an outline of the two men's lives and investigate their relationship to each other. The first third of the book chronicles Constantine's rise to power, the second describes the Eusebius's life and thought, and the third discusses the Christianization of the empire and Eusebius's relationship to Constantine.

Constantine's life has been interpreted in a number of ways, and Barnes seems to strike a nice balance. His narration of Constantine's rise and reign is not a hagiography: Barnes's Constantine can be shrewd and ruthless when he needs to be. Conversely, Barnes does not impute to Constantine purely political motivations. He claims that Constantine's conversion was genuine, and that even before his conversion, many of his policies can be attributed to his Christian sympathies. Barnes seems to handle the evidence well, and preserves a multifaceted view of Constantine.

His reading of Eusebius is equally intelligent. Barnes understands the issues and theologies of the day, and he is able to place Eusebius in his proper context. Barnes lauds Eusebius's originality, but even though he admires Eusebius, he realizes that Eusebius's account of history is colored by his own purposes for writing. Barnes rightly sees, however, that this coloring does not in any way invalidate Eusebius's usefulness for historical inquiry.

Barnes's analysis of Constantine's involvement with the church is also a balanced understanding of the ecclesiastical controversies that Constantine became involved in. Barnes does not make a firm dichotomy between issues of church and state, with one dominating the other. Instead, he portrays Constantine as having to navigate a new role as the first Christian emperor, an emperor who was attempting to build a new Christian empire.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Constantine and Eusebius
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Constantine and Eusebius

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: church history