A SELECT LIBRARY
THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH WITH PROLEGOMENA AND EXPLANATORY NOTES.
UNDER THE EDITORIAL SUPERVISION OF
PHILIP SCHAFF, D.D., LL.D.,
|1||HENRY WACE, D.D.,|
WM.B. EERDEMANS PUBLISHING COMPANY
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
LIFE OF CONSTANTINE
ORATION IN PRAISE OF CONSTANTINE
|39||Chapter I). \IThe Plan of the Work.|
|40||Chapter II). \ISummary View of the Pre-Existence and Divinity of Our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ.|
|43||Chapter III). \IThe Name Jesus and Also the Name Christ Were Known from the Beginning,and Were Honored by the Inspired Prophets.|
|45||Chapter IV). \IThe Religion Proclaimed by Him to All Nations Was Neither New Nor Strange.|
|46||Chapter V). \IThe Time of His Appearance Among Men.|
|47||Chapter VI). About the Time of Christ, in Accordance with Prophecy,|
|48||Chapter VII). \IThe Alleged Discrepancy in the Gospels in Regard to the Genealogy of Christ.|
|49||Chapter VIII). \IThe Cruelty of Herod Toward the Infants, and the Manner of His Death.|
|51||Chapter IX). \IThe Times of Pilate.|
Chapter X). \IThe High Priests of the Jews Under Whom Christ Taught.
|52||Chapter XI). \ITestimonies in Regard to Jn the Baptist and Christ.|
|53||Chapter XII). \IThe Disciples of Our Saviour.|
Chapter XIII). \INarrative Concerning the Prince of the Edessences.
|56||Chapter I). \IThe Course Pursued by the Apostles After the Ascension of Christ.|
|57||Chapter II). \IHow Tiberius Was Affected When Informed by Pilate Concerning Christ.|
|58||Chapter III). \IThe Doctrine of Christ Soon Spread Throughout All the World.|
Chapter IV). \IAfter the Death of Tiberius, Caius Appointed Agrippa King of the Jews, Having Punished Herod with Perpetual Exile.
Chapter V). \IPhilo’s Embassy to Caius in Behalf of the Jews.
|59||Chapter VI). \IThe Misfortunes Which Overwhelmed the Jews After Their Presumption Against Christ.|
|60||Chapter VII). \IPilate’s Suicide.|
Chapter VIII). \IThe Famine Which Took Place in the Reign of Claudius.
Chapter IX). \IThe Martyrdom of James the Apostle.
|61||Chapter X). \IAgrippa, Who Was Also Called Herod, Having Persecuted the Apostles, Immediately Experienced the Divine Vengeance.|
|62||Chapter XI). \IThe Impostor Theudas and His Followers.|
Chapter XII). \IHelen, the Queen of the Osrhoenians.
|63||Chapter XIII). \ISimon Magus.\i\212\08|
Chapter XIV). \IThe Preaching of the Apostle Peter in Rome.
|64||Chapter XV). \IThe Gospel According to Mark.|
Chapter XVI). \I(Mc First Proclaimed Christianity to the Inhabitants of Egypt.
|65||Chapter XVII). \IPhilo’s Account of the Ascetics of Egypt.|
|67||Chapter XVIII). \IThe Works of Philo\i\218\08 \IThat Have Came Down to Us.|
|68||Chapter XIX). \IThe Calamity Which Befell the Jews in Jerusalem an the Day of the Passover.|
Chapter XX). \IThe Events Which Took Place in Jerusalem During the Reign of Nero.
|69||Chapter XXI). \IThe Egyptian, Who is Mentioned Also in the Ac of the Apostles.|
Chapter XXII). \IPaul Having Been Sent Bound from Judea to Rome, Made His Defense, and Was Acquitted of Every Charge.
|70||Chapter XXIII). \IThe Martyrdom of James, Who Was Called the Brother of the Lord.|
|72||Chapter XXIV). \IAnnianus the First Bishop of the Church of Alexandria After Mark.|
Chapter XXV). \IThe Persecution Under Nero in Which Paul and Peter Were Honored at Rome with Martyrdom in Behalf of Religion.
|73||Chapter XXVI). \IThe Jews, Afflicted with Innumerable Evils, Commenced the Last War Against the Romans.|
|74||Chapter I). \IThe Parts of the World in Which the Apostles Preached Christ.|
Chapter II). \IThe First Ruler of the Church of Rome.
Chapter III). \IThe Epistles of the Apostles.
|75||Chapter IV). \IThe First Successors of the Apostles.|
|76||Chapter V). \IThe Last Siege of the Jews After Christ.|
|77||Chapter VI). \IThe Famine Which Oppressed Them.|
|80||Chapter VII). \IThe Predictions of Christ.|
|81||Chapter VIII). \IThe Signs Which Preceded the War.|
|82||Chapter IX). \IJosephus and the Works Which He Has Left.|
Chapter X). \IThe Manner in Which Josephus Mentions the Divine Books.
|84||Chapter XI). \ISymeon Rules the Church of Jerusalem After James.|
Chapter XII). \IVespasian Commands the Descendants of David to Be Sought.
Chapter XIII). \IAnencletus, the Second Bishop of Rome.
Chapter XIV). \IAbilius, the Second Bishop of Alexandria.
Chapter XV). \IClement, the Third Bishop of Rome.
|85||Chapter XVI). \IThe Epistle of Clement.|
Chapter XVII). \IThe Persecution Under Domitian.
Chapter XVIII). \IThe Apostle Jn and the Apocalypse.
Chapter XIX). \IDomitian Commands the Descendants of David to Be Slain.
|86||Chapter XX). \IThe Relatives of Our Saviour.|
|87||Chapter XXI). \ICerdon Becomes the Third Ruler of the Church of Alexandria.|
Chapter XXII). \IIgnatius, the Second Bishop of Antioch.
Chapter XXIII). \INarrative Concerning John the Apostle.
|89||Chapter XXIV). \IThe Order of the Gospels.|
|90||Chapter XXV). \IThe Divine Scriptures that are Accept and Those that are Not.\i\221\06|
|91||Chapter XXVI). \IMenander the Sorcerer.|
|92||Chapter XXVII). \IThe Heresy of the Ebionites.\i\226\02|
Chapter XXVIII). \ICerinthus the Heresiarch.
|93||Chapter XXIX). \INicolaus and the Sect Named After Him.|
Chapter XXX). \IThe Apostles that Were Married.
|94||Chapter XXXI). \IThe Death of Jn and Philip.|
Chapter XXXII). \ISymeon, Bishop of Jerusalem, Suffers Martyrdom.
|95||Chapter XXXIII). \ITrajan Forbids the Christians to Be Sought After.|
|96||Chapter XXXIV). \IEvarestus, the Fourth Bishop of the Church of Rome.|
Chapter XXXV). \IJustus, the Third Bishop of Jerusalem.
Chapter XXXVI). \IIgnatius and His Epistles.
|97||Chapter XXXVII). \IThe Evangelists that Were Still Eminent at that Time.|
|98||Chapter XXXVIII). \IThe Epistle of Clement and the Writings Falsely Ascribed to Him.|
Chapter XXXIX). \IThe Writings of Papias.
|100||Chapter I.—The Bishops of Rome and of Alexandria During the Reign of Trajan.|
Chapter II.—The Calamities of the Jews During Trajan’s Reign.
Chapter III.—The Apologists that Wrote in Defense of the Faith During the Reign of Adrian.
|101||Chapter IV.—The Bishops of Rome and of Alexandria Uncle; The Same Emperor.|
Chapter V.—The Bishops of Jerusalem from the Age of Our Saviour Lo the Period Under Consideration.
Chapter VI). \IThe Last Siege of the Jews Under Adrian\i.
Chapter VII). \IThe Persons that Became at that Time Leaders of Knowledge Falsely So-Called\i.\21\01
|103||Chapter VIII). \IEcclesiastical Writers\i.|
|104||Chapter IX). \IThe Epistle of Adrian, Decreeing that We Should Not Be Punished Without a Trial\i.|
Chapter X). \IThe Bishops of Rome and of Alexandria During the Reign of Antoninus\i.
Chapter XI). \IThe Heresiarchs of that Age\i.
|109||Chapter XVI). \IJustin the Philosopher Preaches the Word of Christ in Rome and Suffers Martyrdom.|
|110||Chapter XVII). \IThe Martyrs Whom Justin Mentions in His Own Work.|
|111||Chapter XVIII). \IThe Works of Justin Which Have Come Down to Us.|
|112||Chapter XIX). \IThe Rulers of the Churches of Rome and Alexandria During the Reign of Verus.|
Chapter XX). \IThe Rulers of the Church of Antioch.
|113||Chapter XXI). \IThe Ecclesiastical Writers that Flourished in Those Days.|
Chapter XXII). \IHegesippus and the Events Which He Mentions.
|114||Chapter XXIII). \IDionysius, Bishop of Corinth, and the Epistles Which He Wrote.\i\217\00|
|115||Chapter XXIV). \ITheophilus Bishop of Antioch.|
Chapter XXV). \IPhilip and Modestus.
Chapter XXVI). \IMelito and the Circumstances Which He Records.
|117||Chapter XXVII). \IApolinarius, Bishop of the Church of Hierapolis.|
Chapter XXVIII). \IMusanus and His Writings.
Chapter XXIX). \IThe Heresy of Tatian.\i\224\08
|118||Chapter XXX). \IBardesanes the Syrian and His Extant Works.|
|119||Chapter I). \IThe Number of Those Who Fought for Religion in Gaul Under Verus and the Nature of Their Conflicts.|
|125||Chapter II). \IThe Martyrs, Beloved of God, Kindly Ministered Unto Those Who Fell in the Persecution.|
|126||Chapter III). \IThe Vision Which Appeared in a Dream to the Witness Attalus.|
Chapter IV). \IIrenaeus Commended by the Witnesses in a Letter.
|127||Chapter V). \IGod Sent Rain from Heaven for Marcus Aurelius Caesar in Answer to the Prayers of Our People.|
|128||Chapter VI). \ICatalogue of the Bishops of Rome.|
Chapter VII). \IEven Down to Those Times Miracles Were Performed by the Faithful.
|129||Chapter VIII). \IThe Statements of Irenaeus in Regard to the Divine Scriptures.|
|131||Chapter IX). \IThe Bishops Under Commodus.|
Chapter X). \IPantaenus the Philosopher.
|132||Chapter XI). \IClement of Alexandria.|
Chapter XII). \IThe Bishops in Jerusalem.
|133||Chapter XIII). \IRhodo and His Account of the Dissension of Marcion.|
|134||Chapter XIV). \IThe False Prophets of the Phrygians.|
Chapter XV). \IThe Schism of Blastus at Rome.\i\222\02
Chapter XVI). \IThe Circumstances Related of Montanus and His False Prophets.\i\222\04
|137||Chapter XVII). \IMiltiades and His Works.|
|138||Chapter XVIII). \IThe Manner in Which Apollonius Refuted the Phrygians, and the Persons\i\227\03 \IWhom He Mentions.|
|139||Chapter XIX). \ISerapion on the Heresy of the Phrygians.|
|140||Chapter XX). \IThe Writings of Irenaeus Against the Schismatics at Rome.|
|141||Chapter XXI). \IHow Appolonius Suffered Martyrdom at Rome.|
Chapter XXII). \IThe Bishops that Were Well Known at This Time.
|142||Chapter XXIII). \IThe Question Then Agitated Concerning the Passover.|
Chapter XXIV). \IThe Disagreement in Asia.
|144||Chapter XXV). \IHow All Came to an Agreement Respecting the Passover.|
Chapter XXVI). \IThe Elegant Works of Irenaeus Which Have Come Down to Us.
Chapter XXVII). \IThe Works of Others that Flourished at that Time.
|145||Chapter XXVIII). \IThose Who First Advanced the Heresy of Artemon; Their Manner of Life, and How They Dared to Corrupt the Sacred Scriptures.|
|147||Chapter I). \IThe Persecution Under Severus.|
Chapter II). \IThe Training of Origen from Childhood.\i3
|148||Chapter III). \IWhile Still Very Young, He Taught Diligently the Word of Christ.|
|149||Chapter IV). \IThe pupils of Origen that became Martyrs.|
|150||Chapter V). \IPotamiaena.\i\23\05|
Chapter VI). \IClement of Alexandria.
|151||Chapter VII). \IThe Writer, Judas.\i\24\03|
Chapter VIII). \IOrigen’s Daring Deed.
|152||Chapter IX). \IThe Miracles of Narcissus.|
Chapter X). \IThe Bishops of Jerusalem.
|153||Chapter XI). \IAlexander.|
Chapter XII). \ISerapion and His Extant Works.
|154||Chapter XIII). \IThe Writings of Clement.\i\27\06|
|155||Chapter XIV). \IThe Scriptures Mentioned by Him.|
|156||Chapter XV). \IHeraclas.\i\211\09|
Chapter XVI). \IOrigen’s Earnest Study of the Divine Scriptures.
|157||Chapter XVII). \IThe Translator Symmachus.\i\213\00|
Chapter XVIII). \IAmbrose.
Chapter XIX). \ICircumstances Related of Origen.
|159||Chapter XX). \IThe Extant Works of the Writers of that Age.|
|160||Chapter XXI). \IThe Bishops that Were Well Known at that Time.|
Chapter XXII). \IThe Works of Hippolytus Which Have Reached Us.
|161||Chapter XXIII). \IOrigen’s Zeal and His Elevation to the Presbyterate.|
Chapter XXIV). \IThe Commentaries Which He Prepared at Alexandria.
Chapter XXV). \IHis Review of the Canonical Scriptures.
|163||Chapter XXVI). \IHeraclas Becomes Bishop of Alexandria.|
Chapter XXVII). \IHow the Bishops Regarded Origen.
Chapter XXVIII). \IThe Persecution Under Maximinus.
Chapter XXIX). \IFabianus, Who Was Wonderfully Designated Bishop of Rome by God.
|164||Chapter XXX). \IThe Pupils of Origen.|
Chapter XXXI). \IAfricanus.
Chapter XXXII). \IThe Commentaries Which Origen Composed in Caesarea in Palestine.
|165||Chapter XXXIII). \IThe Error of Beryllus.|
Chapter XXXIV). \IPhilip Caesar.
Chapter XXXV). \IDionysius Succeeds Heraclas in the Episcopate.
Chapter XXXVI). \IOther Works of Origen.
|166||Chapter XXXVII). \IThe Dissension of the Arabians.\i\229\00|
Chapter XXXVIII). \IThe Heresy of the Elkesites.
Chapter XXXIX). \IThe Persecution Under Decius, and the Sufferings of Origen.
|167||Chapter XL). \IThe Events Which Happened to Dionysius.\i\230\05|
|168||Chapter XLI). \IThe Martyrs in Alexandria.|
|170||Chapter XLII). \IOthers of Whom Dionysius Gives an Account.|
Chapter XLIII). \INovatus,\i\234\01 \IHis Manner of Life and His Heresy.
|173||Chapter XLIV). \IDionysius’ Account of Serapion.|
|174||Chapter XLV). \IAn Epistle of Dionysius to Novatus.|
Chapter XLVI). \IOther Epistles of Dionysius.
|175||Chapter I). \IThe Wickedness of Decius and Gallus.|
Chapter II). \IThe Bishops of Rome in Those Times.
Chapter III). \ICyprian, and the Bishops with Him, First Taught that It Was Necessary to Purify by Baptism Those Converted from Heresy.
Chapter IV). \IThe Epistles Which Dionysius Wrote an This Subject.
|176||Chapter V). \IThe Peace Following the Persecution.|
Chapter VI). \IThe Heresy of Sabellius.
Chapter VII). \IThe Abominable Error of the Heretics; The Divine Vision of Dianysius; And the Ecclesiastical Canon Which He Received.
|177||Chapter VIII). \IThe Heterodoxy of Navatus.|
Chapter IX). \IThe Ungodly Baptism of the Heretics.
|178||Chapter X). \IValerian and the Persecution Under Him.|
|179||Chapter XI). \IThe Events Which Happened at This Time to Dionysius and Those in Egypt.|
|181||Chapter XII). \IThe Martyrs in Caesarea in Palestine.|
|182||Chapter XIII). \IThe Peace Under Gallienus.|
Chapter XIV). \IThe Bishops that Flourished at that Time.
Chapter XV). \IThe Martyrdom of Marinus at Caesarea.
|183||Chapter XVI). \IStory in Regard to Astyrius.|
Chapter XVII). \IThe Signs at Paneas of the Great Might of Our Saviour.
Chapter XVIII). \IThe Statue Which the Woman with an Issue of Blood Erected.\i\213\07
Chapter XIX). \IThe Episcopal Chair of James.
|184||Chapter XX). \IThe Festal Epistles of Dionysius, in Which He Also Gives a Paschal Canon.|
Chapter XXI). \IThe Occurrences at Alexandria.
|185||Chapter XXII). \IThe Pestilence Which Came Upon Them.|
|186||Chapter XXIII). \IThe Reign of Gallienus.|
|187||Chapter XXIV). \INepos and His Schism.\i\217\03|
|188||Chapter XXV). \IThe Apocalypse of John.\i\218\01|
|190||Chapter XXVI). \IThe Epistles of Dionysius.|
|191||Chapter XXVII). \IPaul of Samosata, and the Heresy Introduced by Hint at Antioch.|
Chapter XXVIII). \IThe Illustrious Bishops of that Time.
|192||Chapter XXIX). \IPaul, Having Been Refuted by Malchion, a Presbyter from the Sophists, Was Excommunicated.|
Chapter XXX). \IThe Epistle of the Bishops Against Paul.
|194||Chapter XXXI). \IThe Perversive Heresy of the Manicheans Which Began at This Time.|
Chapter XXXII). \IThe Distinguished Ecclesiastics\i\227\06 \IOf Our Day, and Which of Them Survived Until the Destruction of the Churches.
|198||Chapter I). \IThe Events Which Preceded the Persecution in Our Times.|
Chapter II). \IThe Destruction of the Churches.
|199||Chapter III). \IThe Nature of the Conflicts Endured in the Persecution.|
Chapter IV). \IThe Famous Martyrs of God, Who Filled Every Place with Their Memory and Won Various Crowns in Behalf of Religion.
|200||Chapter V). \IThose in Nicomedia.\i\22\04|
Chapter VI). \IThose in the Palace.
|201||Chapter VII). \IThe Egyptians in Phoenicia.|
|202||Chapter VIII. These in Egypt.\24\04|
Chapter IX). \IThose in Thebais.\i\24\05
|203||Chapter X). \IThe Writings of Phileas the Martyr Describing the Occurrences at Alexandria.|
|204||Chapter XI). \IThose in Phrygia.|
Chapter XII). \IMany Others, Both Men and Women, Who Suffered in Various Ways.
|205||Chapter XIII). \IThe Bishops of the Church that Evinced by Their Blood the Genuineness of the Religion Which They Preached.|
|207||Chapter XIV). \IThe Character of the Enemies of Religion.|
|208||Chapter XV). \IThe Events Which Happened to the Heathen.\i\29\01|
|209||Chapter XVI). \IThe Change of Affairs for the Better.|
Chapter XVII). \IThe Revocation of the Rulers.
|224||Chapter I). \IThe Pretended Relaxation.|
|225||Chapter II). \IThe Subsequent Reverse.|
Chapter III). \IThe Newly Erected Statue at Antioch.
Chapter IV). \IThe Memorials Against Us.\i\21\08
|226||Chapter V). \IThe Forged Acts.|
Chapter VI). \IThose Who Suffered Martyrdom at This Time.
Chapter VII). \IThe Decree Against Us Which Was Engraved on Pillars.
|228||Chapter VIII). \IThe Misfortunes Which Happened in Connection with These Things, in Famine, Pestilence, and War.|
|230||Chapter IX). \IThe Victory of the God-Beloved Emperors.\i\23\09|
|232||Chapter X). \IThe Overthrow of the Tyrants and the Words, Which They Uttered Before Their Death.\i\26\08|
|234||Chapter XI). \IThe Final Destruction of the Enemies of Religion.|
|235||Chapter I). \IThe Peace Granted Us by God.|
Chapter II). \IThe Restoration of the Churches.
|236||Chapter III). \IThe Dedications in Every Place.|
Chapter IV). \IPanegyric on the Splendor of Affairs.
|243||Chapter V). \ICopies of Imperial Laws).|
|245||Chapter VI). \ICopy of an Imperial Epistle in Which Money is Granted to the Churches.|
|246||Chapter VII). \IThe Exemption of the Clergy. Copy of an Epistle in Which the Emperor Commands that the Rulers of the Churches Be Exempted from All Political Duties.|
Chapter VIII). \IThe Subsequent Wickedness of Licinius, and His Death.
|248||Chapter IX). \IThe Victory of Constantine, and the Blessings Which Under Him Accrued to the Subjects of the Roman Empire.|
|303||Chapter I). \IPreface.—Of the Death of Constantine.|
Chapter II). \IThe Preface Continued.
Chapter III). \IHow God Honors Pious Princes, But Destroys Tyrants.
Chapter IV). \IThat God Honored Constantine.
|304||Chapter V. That He Reigned Above Thirty Years, and Lived Above Sixty.|
Chapter VI). \IThat He Was the Servant of God, and the Conqueror of Nations.
Chapter VII). \IComparison with Cyrus, King of the Persians, and with Alexander of Macedon.
Chapter VIII). \IThat He Conquered Nearly the Whole World.
Chapter IX). \IThat He Was the Son of a Pious Emperor, and Bequeathed the Power to Royal Sons.
|305||Chapter X). \IOf the Need for This History, and Its Value for Edification.|
Chapter XI). \IThat His Present Object is to Record Only the Pious Actions of Constantine.
Chapter XII). \IThat Like Moses, He Was Reared in the Palaces of Kings.
Chapter XIII). \IOf Constantius His Father, Who Refused to Imitate Diocletian, Maximian, and Maxentius,\i\23\00 \IIn Their Persecution of the Christians.
|306||Chapter XIV). \IHow Constantius His Father, Being Reproached with Poverty by Diocletian, Filled His Treasury, and Afterwards Restored the Money to Those by Whom It Had Been Contributed.|
Chapter XV). \IOf the Persecution Raised by His Colleagues.
Chapter XVI). \IHow Constantius, Feigning Idolatry, Expelled Those Who Consented to Offer Sacrifice, But Retained in His Palace All Who Were Willing to Confess Christ.
Chapter XVII). \IOf His Christian Manner of Life.
|307||Chapter XVIII). \IThat After the Abdication of Diocletian and Maximian, Constantius Became Chief Augustus, and Was Blessed with a Numerous Offspring.|
Chapter XIX). \IOf His Son Constantine, Who in His Youth Accompanied Diocletian into Palestine.
Chapter XX). \IFlight of Constantine to His Father Because of the Plots of Diocletian.\i\24\05
Chapter XXI). \IDeath of Constantius, Who Leaves His Son Constantine Emperor.\i\24\07
Chapter XXII). \IHow, After the Burial of Constantius, Constantine Was Proclaimed Augustus by the Army.
|308||Chapter XXIII). \IA Brief Notice of the Destruction of the Tyrants.|
Chapter XXIV). \IIt Was by the Will of God that Constantine Became Possessed of the Empire.
Chapter XXV). \IVictories of Constantine Over the Barbarians and the Britons.
Chapter XXVI). \IHow He Resolved to Deliver Rome from Maxentius.
Chapter XXVII). \IThat After Reflecting on the Dawnfall of Those Who Had Worshiped Idols, He Made Choice of Christianity.
|309||Chapter XXVIII). \IHow, While He Was Praying, God Sent Him a Vision of a Cross of Light in the Heavens at MID-Day, with an Inscription Admonishing Him to Conquer by that.|
Chapter XXIX). \IHow the Christ of God Appeared to Him in His Sleep, and Commanded Him to Use in His Wars a Standard Made in the Form of the Cross.
Chapter XXX). \IThe Making of the Standard of the Cross.
Chapter XXXI). \IA Description of the Standard of the Cross, Which the Romans Now Call the Labarum.\i\26\02
Chapter XXXII). \IHow Constantine Received Instruction, and Read the Sacred Scriptures.
|310||Chapter XXXIII). \IOf the Adulterous Conduct of Maxentius at Rome.\i\26\09|
Chapter XXXIV). \IHow the Wife of a Prefect Slew Herself for Chastity’s Sake.\i\27\03
Chapter XXXV). \IMassacre of the Roman People by Maxentius.
Chapter XXXVI). \IMagic Arts of Maxentius Against Constantine; And Famine at Rome.
|311||Chapter XXXVII). \IDefeat of Maxentius’s Armies in Italy.|
Chapter XXXVIII). \IDeath of Maxentius on the Bridge of the Tiber.\i\27\08
Chapter XXXIX). \IConstantine’s Entry into Rome.
Chapter XL). \IOf the Statue of Constantine Holding a Cross, and Its Inscription.
Chapter XLI). \IRejoicings Throughout the Provinces; And Constantine’s Ac of Grace.
|312||Chapter XLII). \IThe Honors Conferred Upon Bishops, and the Building of Churches.|
Chapter XLIII). \IConstantine’s Liberality to the Poor.
Chapter XLIV). \IHow He Was Present at the Synods of Bishops.
Chapter XLV). \IHis Forbearance with Unreasonable Men.
Chapter XLVI). \IVictories Aver the Barbarians.
Chapter XLVII). \IDeath of Maximin,\i\29\09 \IWho Had Attempted a Conspiracy, and of Others Whom Constantine Detected by Divine Revelation.
|313||Chapter XLVIII). \ICelebration of Constantine’s Decennalia.|
Chapter XLIX). \IHow Licinius Oppressed the East.
Chapter L). \IHow Licinius Attempted a Conspiracy Against Constantine.
Chapter LI). \IIntrigues of Licinius Against the Bishops, and His Prohibition of Synods.
Chapter LII). \IBanishment of the Christians, and Confiscation of Their Property.
|314||Chapter LIII). \IEdict that Women Should Not Meet with the Men in the Churches.|
Chapter LIV). \IThat Those Who Refuse to Sacrifice are to Be Dismissed from Military Service, and Those in Prison Not to Be Fed.
Chapter LV). \IThe Lawless Conduct and Covetousness of Licinius.
Chapter LVI). \IAt Length He Undertakes to Raise a Persecution.
Chapter LVII). \IThat Maximian,\i\210\07 \IBrought Low by a Fistulous Ulcer with Worms, Issued an Edict in Favor of the Christians.
|315||Chapter LVIII). \IThat Maximin, Who Had Persecuted the Christians, Was Compelled to Fly, and Conceal Himself in the Disguise of a Slave.|
Chapter LIX). \IThat Maximin, Blinded by Disease, Issued an Edict in Favor of the Christians.
Chapter I). \ISecret Persecution by Licinius, Who Causes Some Bishops to Be Put to Death at Amasia of Pontus.
Chapter II). \IDemolition of Churches, and Butchery of the Bishops.
|316||Chapter III). \IHow Constantine Was Stirred in Behalf of the Christians Thus in Danger of Persecution.|
Chapter IV). \IThat Constantine Prepared Himself for the War by Prayer: Licinius by the Practice of Divination.
Chapter V). \IWhat Licinius, While Sacrificing in a Grove, Said Concerning Idols, and Concerning Christ.
|317||Chapter VI). \IAn Apparition Seen in the Cities Subject to Licinius, as of Constantine’s Troops Passing Through Them.|
Chapter VII). \IThat Victory Everywhere Followed the Presence of the Standard of the Cross in Battle.
Chapter VIII). \IThat Fifty Men Were Selected to Carry the Cross.
Chapter IX). \IThat One of the Cross-Bearers, Who Fled from His Post, Was Slain: While Another, Who Faithfully Stood His Ground, Was Preserved.
Chapter X). \IVarious Battles, and Constantine’s Victories.
|318||Chapter XI). \IFlight, and Magic Arts of Licinius.|
Chapter XII). \IHow Constantine, After Praying in His Tabernacle, Obtained the Victory.
Chapter XIII). \IHis Humane Treatment of Prisoners.
Chapter XIV). \IA Farther Mention of His Prayers in the Tabernacle.
Chapter XV). \ITreacherous Friendship, and Idolatrous Practices of Licinius.
|319||Chapter XVI). \IHow Licinius Counseled His Soldiers Not to Attack the Standard of the Cross.|
Chapter XVII). \IConstantine’s Victory.
Chapter XVIII). \IDeath of Licinius, and Celebration of the Event.
Chapter XIX). \IRejoicings and Festivities.
Chapter XX). \IConstantine’s Enactments in Favor of the Confessors.
Chapter XXI). \IHis Laws Concerning Martyrs, and Concerning Ecclesiastical Property.
|320||Chapter XXII). \IHow He Won the Favor of the People.|
Chapter XXIII). \IThat He Declared God to Be the Author of His Prosperity: and Concerning His Rescripts.
Chapter XXIV). \ILaw of Constantine Respecting Piety Towards God, and the Christian Religion.\i\22\02
Chapter XXV). \IAn Illustration from Ancient Times.
|321||Chapter XXVI). \IOf Persecuted and Persecutors.|
Chapter XXVII). \IHow the Persecution Became the Occasion of Calamities to the Aggressors.
Chapter XXVIII). \IThat God Chose Constantine to Be the Minister of Blessing.
Chapter XXIX). \IConstantine’s Expressions of Piety Towards God; And Praise of the Confessors.
Chapter XXX). \IA Law Granting Release from Exile, from Service in the Courts, and from the Confiscation of Property.
Chapter XXXI). \IRelease Likewise Granted to Exiles in the Islands.
|322||Chapter XXXII). \IAnd to Those Ignominiously Employed in the Mines and Public Works.|
Chapter XXXIII). \IConcerning Those Confessors Engaged in Military Service.
Chapter XXXIV). \IThe Liberation of Free Persons Condemned to Labor in the Women’s Apartments, or to Servitude.
Chapter XXXV). \IOf the Inheritance of the Property of Martyrs and Confessors, Also of Those Who Had Suffered Banishment or Confiscation of Property.
Chapter XXXVI). \IThe Church is Declared Heir of Those Who Leave No Kindred; And the Free Gifts of Such Persons Confirmed.
|323||Chapter XXXVII). \ILands, Gardens, or Houses, But Not Actual Produce from Them, are to Be Given Back.|
Chapter XXXVIII). \IIn What Manner Requests Should Be Made for These.
Chapter XXXIX). \IThe Treasury Must Restore Lands, Gardens, and Houses to the Churches.
Chapter XL). \IThe Tombs of Martyrs and the Cemeteries to Be Transferred to the Possession of the Churches.
Chapter XLI). \IThose Who Have Purchased Property Belonging to the Church, or Received It as a Gift, are to Restore It.
Chapter XLII). \IAn Earnest Exhortation to Worship God.
|324||Chapter XLIII). \IHow the Enactments of Constantine Were Carried into Effect.|
Chapter XLIV). \IThat He Promoted Christians to Offices of Government, and Forbade Gentiles in Such Stations to Offer Sacrifice.
Chapter XLV). \IStatutes Which Forbade Sacrifice, and Enjoined the Building of Churches.
Chapter XLVI). Constantine’s Letter to Eusebius and Other Bishops, Respecting the Building of Churches,
|325||Chapter XLVII). \IThat He Wrote a Letter in Condemnation of Idolatry.|
Chapter XLVIII). \IConstantine’s Edict to the People of the Provinces Concerning the Error of Polytheism, Commencing with Some General Remarks on Virtue and Vice.
Chapter XLIX). \IConcerning Constantine’s Pious Father, and the Persecutors Diocletian and Maximian.
Chapter L). \IThat the Persecution Originated on Account of the Oracle of Apollo, Who, It Was Said, Could Not Give Oracles Because of “The Righteous Men.”
|326||Chapter LI). \IThat Constantine, When a Youth, Heard from Him Who Wrote the Persecution Edict that “The Righteous Men” Were the Christians.|
Chapter LII). \IThe Manifold Forms of Torture and Punishment Practiced Against the Christians.
Chapter LIII). \IThat the Barbarians Kindly Received the Christians.
Chapter LIV). \IWhat Vengeance Overtook Those Who on Account of the Oracle Raised the Persecution.
Chapter LV). \IConstantine Gives Glory to God, Makes Grateful Acknowledgment of the Sign of the Cross, and Prays for the Churches and People.
|327||Chapter LVI). \I(He Prays that All May Be Christians, But Compels None.|
Chapter LVII). \I(He Gives Glory to God, Who Has Given Light by His Son to Those Who Were in Error.
Chapter LVIII). \I(He Glorifies Him Again for His Government of the Universe.
Chapter LIX). \I(He Gives Glory to God, as the Constant Teacher of Good.
Chapter LX). \IAn Admonition at the Close of the Edict, that No One Should Trouble His Neighbor.
|328||Chapter LXI). \IHow Controversies Originated at Alexandria Through Matters Relating to Arius.\i\24\08|
Chapter LXII). \IConcerning the Same Arius, and the Melitians.\i\25\01
Chapter LXIII). \IHow Constantine Sent a Messenger and a Letter Concerning Peace.
Chapter LXIV). \IConstantine’s Letter to Alexander the Bishop, and Arius the Presbyter.
Chapter LXV). \IHis Continual Anxiety for Peace.
|329||Chapter LXVI). \IThat He Also Adjusted the Controversies Which Had Arisen in Africa.|
Chapter LXVII). \IThat Religion Began in the East.
Chapter LXVIII). \IBeing Grieved by the Dissension, He Counsels Peace.
Chapter LXIX). \IOrigin of the Controversy Between Alexander and Arius, and that These Questions Ought Not to Have Been Discussed.
Chapter LXX). \IAn Exhortation to Unanimity.
|330||Chapter LXXI). \IThere Should Be No Contention in Matters Which are in Themselves of Little Moment.|
Chapter LXXII). \IThe Excess of His Pious Concern Caused Him to Shed Tears; And His Intended Journey to the East Was Postponed Because of These Things.
Chapter LXXIII). \IThe Controversy Continues Without Abatement, Even After the Receipt of This Letter.
Chapter I). \IA Comparison of Constantine’s Piety with the Wickedness of the Persecutors.
Chapter II). \IFather Remarks on Constantine’s Piety, and His Open Testimony to the Sign of the Cross.
|331||Chapter III). \IOf His Picture Surmounted by a Cross and Having Beneath It a Dragon.|
Chapter IV). \IA Farther Notice of the Controversies Raised in Egypt by Arius.
Chapter V). \IOf the Disagreement Respecting the Celebration of Easter.
Chapter VI). \IHow He Ordered a Council to Be Held at Nicoea.
Chapter VII). \IOf the General Council, at Which Bishops from All Nations Were Present.\i\21\06
|332||Chapter VIII). \IThat the Assembly Was Composed, as in the Dots of the Apostles, of Individuals from Various Nations.|
Chapter IX). \IOf the Virtue and Age of the Two Hundred and Fifty Bishops.
Chapter X). \ICouncil in the Palace. Constantine, Entering, Took His Seat in the Assembly.
Chapter XI). \ISilence of the Council, After Some Words by the the Bishop Eusebius.
Chapter XII). \IConstantine’s Address to the Council Concerning Peace.\i\22\07
|333||Chapter XIII). \IHow He Led the Dissentient Bishops to Harmony of Sentiment.|
Chapter XIV). \IUnanimous Declaration of the Council Concerning Faith, and the Celebration of Easter.
Chapter XV). \IHow Constantine Entertained the Bishops on the Occasion of His Vicennalia.
Chapter XVI). \IPresents to the Bishops, and Letters to the People Generally.
Chapter XVII). \IConstantine’s Letter to the Churches Respecting the Council at Nicaea.
|334||Chapter XVIII). \I(He Speaks of Their Unanimity Respecting the Feast of Easter, and Against the Practice of the Jews.|
Chapter XIX). \IExhortation to Follow the Example of the Greater Part of the World.
Chapter XX). \IExhortation to Obey the Decrees of the Council.
Chapter XXI). \IRecommendation to the Bishops, on Their Departure, to Preserve Harmony.
Chapter XXII). \IHow He Dismissed Some, and Wrote Letters to Others; Also His Presents.
|335||Chapter XXIII). \IHow He Wrote to the Egyptians, Exhorting Them to Peace.|
Chapter XXIV). \IHow He Wrote Frequent Letters of a Religious Character to the Bishops and People.
Chapter XXV). \IHow He Ordered the Erection of a Church at Jerusalem, in the Holy Place of Our Saviour’s Resurrection.
Chapter XXVI). \IThat the Holy Sepulchre Had Been Covered with Rubbish and with Idols by the Ungodly.
Chapter XXVII). \IHow Constantine Commanded the Materials of the Idol Temple, and the Soil Itself, to Be Removed at a Distance.
Chapter XXVIII). \IDiscovery of the Most Holy Sepulchre.\i\24\00
|336||Chapter XXIX). \IHow He Wrote Concerning the Erection of a Church, Both to the Governors of the Provinces, and to the Bishop Macarius.|
Chapter XXX). \IConstantine’s Letter to Macarius Respecting the Building of the Church of Our Saviour.
Chapter XXXI). \IThat the Building Should Surpass All the Churches in the World in the Beauty of Its Walls, Its Columns, and Marbles.
Chapter XXXII). \IThat He Instructed the Governors Concerning the Beautifying of the Roof; Also Concerning Workmen, and Materials.
Chapter XXXIII). \IHow the Church of Our Saviour, the New Jerusalem Prophesied of in Scripture, Was Built.
|337||Chapter XXXIV). \IDescription of the Structure of the Holy Sepulchre.|
Chapter XXXV). \IDescription of the Atrium and Porticos.
Chapter XXXVI). \IDescription of the Walls, Roof, Decoration, and Gilding of the Body of the Church.
Chapter XXXVII). \IDescription of the Double Porticos on Either Side, and of the Three Eastern Gates.
Chapter XXXVIII). \IDescription of the Hemisphere, the Twelve Columns, and Their Bowls.
|338||Chapter XXXIX). \IDescription of the Inner Court, the Arcades and Porches.|
Chapter XL). \IOf the Number of His Offerings.
Chapter XLI). \IOf the Erection of Churches in Bethlehem, and an the Mount of Olives.
Chapter XLII). \IThat the Empress Helena,\i\25\02 \IConstantine’s Mother, Having Visited This Locality for Devotional Purposes, Built These Churches.
Chapter XLIII). \IA Farther Notice of the Churches at Bethlehem.
|339||Chapter XLIV). \IOf Helena’s Generosity and Beneficent Acts.|
Chapter XLV). \IHelena’s Pious Conduct in the Churches.
Chapter XLVI). \IHow She Made Her Will, and Died at the Age of Eighty Years.
Chapter XLVII). \IHow Constantine Buried His Mother, and How He Honored Her During Her Life.
Chapter XLVIII). \IHow He Built Churches in Honor of Martyrs, and Abolished Idolatry at Constantinople.
Chapter XLIX). \IRepresentation of the Cross in the Palace, and of Daniel at the Public Fountains.
|340||Chapter L). \IThat He Erected Churches in Nicomedia, and in Other Cities.|
Chapter LI). \IThat He Ordered a Church to Be Built at Mambre.
Chapter LII). \IConstantine’s Letter to Eusebius Concerning Mambre.
Chapter LIII). \IThat the Saviour Appeared in This Place to Abraham.
Chapter LIV). \IDestruction of Idol Temples and Images Everywhere.
|341||Chapter LV). \IOverthrow of an Idol Temple, and Abolition of Licentious Practices, at Aphaca in Phoenicia.|
Chapter LVI). \IDestruction of the Temple of Aesculapius at Egaae.\i\26\08
Chapter LVII). \IHow the Gentiles Abandoned Idol Worship, and Turned to the Knowledge of God.
Chapter LVIII). \IHow He Destroyed the Temple of Venus at Heliopolis, and Built the First Church in that City.
Chapter LIX). \IOf the Disturbance at Antioch by Eustathius.
|342||Chapter LX). \IConstantine’s Letter to the Antiochians, Directing Them Not to Withdraw Eusebius from Caesarea, But to Seek Some One Else.|
Chapter LXI). \IThe Emperor’s Letter to Eusebius Praising Him for Refusing the Bishopric of Antioch.
Chapter LXII). \IConstantine’s Letter to the Council, Depreciating the Removal of Eusebius from Caesarea.
Chapter LXIII). \IHow He Displayed His Zeal for the Extirpation of Heresies.
|343||Chapter LXIV). \IConstantine’s Edict Against the Heretics.|
Chapter LXV). \IThe Heretics are Deprived of Their Meeting Places.
Chapter LXVI). \IHow on the Discovery of Prohibited Books Among the Heretics, Many of Them Return to the Catholic Church.
Chapter I). \IHow He Honored Many by Presents and Promotions.
|344||Chapter II). \IRemission of a Fourth Part of the Taxes.|
Chapter III). \IEqualization of the More Oppressive Taxes.
Chapter IV). \IHis Liberality, from His Private Resources, to the Losers in Suits of a Pecuniary Nature.
Chapter V). \IConquest of the Scythians Defeated Through the Sign of Our Saviour.
Chapter VI). \IConquest of the Sarmatians, Consequent on the Rebellion of Their Slaves.
Chapter VII). \IAmbassadors from Different Barbarous Nations Receive Presents from the Emperor.
|345||Chapter VIII). \IThat He Wrote Also to the King of Persia\i7 \IWho Had Sent Him an Embassy, on Behalf of the Christians in His Realm.|
Chapter IX). \ILetter of Constantine Augustus to Sapor, King of the Persians, Containing a Truly Pious Confession of God and Christ. Copy of His Letter to the King of Persia.
Chapter X). \IThe Writer Denounces Idols, and Glorifies God.
Chapter XI). \IAgainst the Tyrants and Persecutors; And on the Captivity of Valerian.
Chapter XII). \I(He Declares That, Having Witnessed the Fall of the Persecutors, He Now Rejoices at the Peace Enjoyed by the Christians.
|346||Chapter XIII). \I(He Bespeaks His Affectionate Interest for He Christians in His Country.|
Chapter XIV). \IHow the Zealous Prayers of Constantine Procured Peace to the Christians.
Chapter XV). \I(He Causes Himself to Be Represented on His Coins, and in His Portraits, in the Attitude of Prayer.
Chapter XVI). \I(He Forbids by Law the Plating His Likeness in Idol Temples.
Chapter XVII). \IOf His Prayers in the Palace, and His Reading the Holy Scriptures.
Chapter XVIII). \I(He Enjoins the General Observance of the Lord’s Day, and the Day of Preparation.
|347||Chapter XIX). \IThat He Directed Even His Pagan Soldiers to Pray on the Lord’s Day.|
Chapter XX). \IThe Form of Prayer Given by Constantine to His Soldiers.
Chapter XXI). \I(He Orders the Sign of the Saviour’s Cross to Be Engraven on His Soldiers’ Shields.
Chapter XXII). \IOf His Zeal in Prayer, and the Honor He Paid to the Feast of Easter.
Chapter XXIII). \IHow He Forbade Idolatrous Worship, But Honored Martyrs and the Church Festivals.
|348||Chapter XXIV). \IThat He Described Himself to Be a Bishop, in Charge of Affairs External to the Church.|
Chapter XXV). \IProhibition of Sacrifices, of Mystic Rites, Combats of Gladiators, Also the Licentious Worship of the Nile.
Chapter XXVI). \IAmendment of the Law in Force Respecting Childless Persons, and of the Law of Wills.
Chapter XXVII). \IAmong Other Enactments, He Decrees that No Christian Shall Slave to a Jew, and Affirms the Validity of the Decisions of Councils.
Chapter XXVIII). \IHis Gifts to the Churches, and Bounties to Virgins and to the Poor.
|349||Chapter XXIX). \IOf Constantine’s Discourses and Declamations.\i\22\00|
Chapter XXX). \IThat He Marked Out Before a Covetous Man the Measure of a Grave, and So Put Him to Shame.
Chapter XXXI). \IThat He Was Derided Because of His Excessive Clemency.\i\22\03
Chapter XXXII). \IOf Constantine’s Oration Which He Wrote to the Assembly of the Saints.\i\22\04
Chapter XXXIII). \IHow He Listened Standing to Eusebius’ Declamation in Honor of Our Saviour’s Sepulchre.
Chapter XXXIV). \IThat He Wrote to Eusebius Respecting Easter, and Respecting Copies of the Holy Scriptures.
|350||Chapter XXXV). \IConstantine’s Letter to Eusebius, in Praise of His Discourse Concerning Easter.|
Chapter XXXVI). \IConstantine’s Letter to Eusebius on the Preparation of Copies of the Holy Scriptures.
Chapter XXXVII). \IHow the Copies Were Provided.
Chapter XXXVIII). \IHow the Market-Town of Gaza Was Made a City for Its Profession of Christianity, and Received the Name of Constantia.
|351||Chapter XXXIX). \IThat a Place in Phoenicia Also Was Made a City, and in Other Cities Idolatry Was Abolished, and Churches Built.|
Chapter XL). \IThat Having Conferred the Dignity of Caesars on His Three Sons at the Three Decennial Periods of His Reign, He Dedicated the Church at Jerusalem.
Chapter XLI). \IThat in the Meantime He Ordered a Council to Be Convened at Tyre, Because of Controversies Raised in Egypt.
Chapter XLII). \IConstantine’s Letter to the Council at Tyre.
Chapter XLIII). \IBishops from All the Provinces Attended the Dedication of the Church at Jerusalem.
|352||Chapter XLIV). \IOf Their Reception by the Notary Marianus; The Distribution of Money to the Poor; And Offerings to the Church.|
Chapter XLV). \IVarious Discourses by the Assembled Bishops; Ala by Eusebius, the Writer of This History.
Chapter XLVI). \IThat Eusebius Afterwards Delivered His Description of the Church of the Saviour, and a Tri-Cennial Oration Before Constantine Himself.
Chapter XLVII). \IThat the Council at Nicaea Was Held in the Twentieth, the Dedication of the Church at Jerusalem in the Thirtieth, Year of Constantine’s Reign.
Chapter XLVIII). \IThat Constantine Was Displeased with One Who Praised Him Excessively.
Chapter XLIX). \IMarriage of His Son Constantius Caesar.
|353||Chapter L). \IEmbassy and Presents from the Indians.|
Chapter LI). \IThat Constantine Divided the Empire Between His Three Sons, Whom He Had Instructed in Politics and Religion.
Chapter LII). \IThat After They Had Reached Man’s Estate He Was Their Guide in Piety.
Chapter LIII). \IHaving Reigned About Thirty-Two Years, and Lived Above Sixty, He Still Had a Sound Body.
Chapter LIV). \IOf Those Who Abused His Extreme Benevolence for Avarice and Hypocrisy.
|354||Chapter LV). \IConstantine Employed Himself in Composition of Various Kinds to the Close of His Life.|
Chapter LVI). \IHow He Took Bishops with Him on an Expedition Against the Persians, and Look with Him a Tent in the Form of a Church.
Chapter LVII). \IHow He Received an Embassy from the Persians and Kept the Night Vigil with Others at the Feast of Easter.
Chapter LVIII). \IConcerning the Building of a Church in Honor of the Apostles at Constantinople.
Chapter LIX). \IFarther Description of the Same Church.
Chapter LX). \I(He Also Erected His Own Sepulchral Monument in This Church.
|355||Chapter LXI). \IHis Sickness at Helenopolis, and Prayers Respecting His Baptism.|
Chapter LXII). \IConstantine’s Appeal to the Bishops, Requesting Them to Confer Upon Him the Rite of Baptism.
Chapter LXIII). \IHow After His Baptism He Rendered Thanks to God.
Chapter LXIV). \IConstantine’s Death at Noon on the Feast of Pentecost.
Chapter LXV). \ILamentations of the Soldiery and Their Officers.
|356||Chapter LXVI). \IRemoval of the Body from Nicomedia to the Palace at Constantinople.|
Chapter LXVII). \I(He Received the Same Honors from the Counts and Other Officers as Before His Death.
Chapter LXVIII). \IResolution of the Army to Confer Thence-Forward the Title of Augustus on His Sons.
Chapter LXIX). \IMourning for Constantine at Rome; And the Honor Paid Him There Through Paintings After His Death.
Chapter LXX). \IHis Burial by His Son Constantius at Constantinople.
Chapter LXXI). \ISacred Service in the Church of the Apostles an the Occasion of Constantine’s Funeral.
|357||Chapter LXXII). \IOf the Phoenix.|
Chapter LXXIII). \IHow Constantine is Represented on Coins in the Act of Ascending to Heaven.
Chapter LXXIV). \IThe God Whom He Had Honored Deservedly Honored Him in Return.
Chapter LXXV). \I(He Surpassed All Preceding Emperors in Devotion to God.
|358||Chapter I). \IPreliminary Remarks on the Feast of Easter: and How the Word of God, Having Conferred Manifold Benefits on Mankind, Was Betrayed by His Beneficiaries.|
Chapter II). \IAn Appeal to the Church and to His Hearers to Pardon and Correct the Errors of His Speech.
Chapter III). \IThat God is the Father of the Word, and the Creator of All Things; And that Material Objects Could Not Continue to Exist, Were Their Causes Various.
Chapter IV). \IOn the Error of Idolatrous Worship.
Chapter V). \IThat Christ, the Son of God, Created All Things, and Has Appointed to Every Thing the Term of Its Existence.
Chapter VI). The Falsity of the General Opinion Respecting Fate
|359||Chapter VII). \IIn Regard to Things Above Our Comprehension, We Should Glorify the Creator’s Wisdom, and Attribute Their Causes to Him Alone, and Not to Chance.|
Chapter VIII). \IThat God Bestows an Abundant Supply of Whatever is Suited to the Wants of Man, and Ministers But Sparingly to His Pleasures; In Both Cases with a View to His Advantage.
Chapter IX). \IOf the Philosophers, Who Fell into Mistaken Notions, and Some of Them into Danger, by Their Desire of Universal Knowledge.—Also of the Doctrines of Plato.
Chapter X). \IOf Those Who Reject the Doctrines of Philosophers, as Well as Those of Scripture: and that We Ought to Believe the Poets in All Things, or Disbelieve Them in All.
Chapter XI). \IOn the Coming of Our Lord in the Flesh; Its Nature and Cause.\i\25\00
Chapter XII). Of Those Who are Ignorant of This Mystery; And that Their Ignorance is Voluntary.
|360||Chapter XIII). That There is a Necessary Difference Between Created Things.|
Chapter XIV). \IThat Created Nature Differs Infinitely from Uncreated Being; To Which Man Makes the Nearest Approach by a Life of Virtue.
Chapter XV). \IOf the Saviour’s Doctrines and Miracles; And the Benefits He Confers on Those Who Own Subjection to Him.
Chapter XVI). \IThe Coming of Christ Was Predicted by the Prophets; And Was Ordained to Be the Overthrow of Idols and Idolatrous Cities.
Chapter XVII). \IOf the Wisdom of Moses, Which Was an Object of Imitation to the Wise Among Heathen Nations. Also Concerning Daniel, and the Three Children.
|361||Chapter XVIII). \IOf the Erythraean Sibyl, Who Pointed in a Prophetic Acrostic at Our Lord and His Passion. The Acrostic is “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour, Cross.”|
|364||Chapter XIX). That This Prophecy Respecting Our Saviour Was Not the Fiction of Any Member|
|365||Chapter XX). \IA Farther Quotation from Virgilius Maro Respecting Christ, with Its Interpretation, Showing that the Mystery Was Indicated Therein Darkly, as Might Be Expected from a Poet.|
|371||Chapter XXI). \IThat These Things Cannot Have Been Spoken of a Mere Man: and that Unbelievers, Owing to Their Ignorance of Religion, Know Not Even the Origin of Their Own Existence.|
Chapter XXII). The Emperor Thankfully Ascribes His Victories and All Other Blessings to Christ;
|372||Chapter XXIII). \IOf Christian Conduct. That God is Pleased with Those Who Lead a Life of Virtue: and that We Must Expect a Judgment and Future Retribution.|
Chapter XXIV). \IOf Decius, Valerian, and Aurelian Who Experienced a Miserable End in Consequence of Their Persecution of the Church.
Chapter XXV). Of Diocletian, Who Ignobly Abdicated
Chapter XXVI). The Emperor Ascribes His Personal Piety to God;
|373||Chapter I. The Oration.|
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