This took his interest and he begun to write the History of the Church, which was the initial all-inclusive account of the early Christian history that preserved the wide range of portions of the work otherwise not available today. Eusebius literary works has remained categorized into four groups; the apologetic, the history, the dogmatic, and the Biblical. However, this paper seeks to only review and evaluate the historical document in his writing, his biography and the readings from his book.
Eusebius was born in the early fourth century in Palestine Caesarea. The history he wrote about the church records the period from Christ’s birth up to the victory of the Constantine on the Licinius. He covers the duration of the persecution by the Jewish around the first millennium A.D. and goes through to the succession of the Roman bishops, Jerusalem, Antioch and Alexandria. In the historical documents in his History of the Church, the discourse proves a precious reference in studies of the early Christianity. In his writings, he allows an extensive quote of various historians and authors in the beginning of the first millennium. Eusebius’ ten books of the History of the Church are occupied and riddled with passages from Origen, Josephus, Hegesippus and Philo; His historical documents make one of the essential works of the history of Christianity. Actually, his writings were the first systematic and extensive to make an attempt to depict the history of Christianity. Later on, other authors came in the subsequent centuries to focus on Christian history. These include Socrates Scholasticus, Sulpitius Severus, Theodoret, Hermias, Bede the Venerable, and John of Ephesus. None of those authors made a similar argument. In fact, most of them simply took from where Eusebius left and continued with the history of Christianity (Eusebius & Arthur 256-270).