World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Eusebius of Emesa

Article Id: WHEBN0001840377
Reproduction Date:

Title: Eusebius of Emesa  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Syneisaktism, Greek Christians, 300 births, 360 deaths, Eusebius (disambiguation)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Eusebius of Emesa

Eusebius of Emesa (also Eusebius Emesenus; Edessa, ca. 300 – ca. 360) was a learned ecclesiastic of the Greek church, and a pupil of Eusebius of Caesarea.

After receiving his early education in his native town, he studied theology at Caesarea and Antioch and philosophy and science at Alexandria. Among his teachers were Eusebius of Caesarea and Patrophilus of Scythopolis.

The reputation he acquired for learning and eloquence led to his being offered the see of Alexandria in succession to the deposed Athanasius at the beginning of 339, but he declined, and the council of Antioch chose Gregory of Cappadocia, "a fitter agent for the rough work to be done." Eusebius accepted the small bishopric of Emesa (the modern Homs) in Phoenicia, but his powers as mathematician and astronomer led his flock to accuse him of practising sorcery, and he had to flee to Laodicea. A reconciliation was effected by the patriarch of Antioch, but tradition says that Eusebius finally resigned his charge and lived a studious life in Antioch.

His fame as an George of Laodicea. He was a man of extraordinary learning, great eloquence and considerable intellectual power, but of his numerous writings only a few fragments are now in existence.

A considerable number of his sermons are extant, although they have not always been recognised as his work. Butyaert discovered a manuscript at Troyes in 1914 containing a Latin translation of some sermons. A collection also exists in Armenian, combined with some sermons of Severian of Gabala.

Literature

  • Eusebius of Emesa, A sermon on the sufferings and death of our Lord - English translation of a sermon from Armenian from 1859.
  • Henry Wace, Dictionary of Christian Biography to the end of the Sixth Century - article on Eusebius Emesenus.
  • Robert E. Winn Eusebius of Emesa: Church and Theology in the Mid-Fourth Century Catholic University of America Press (2011)

References

  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.