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The Christian Church As the Godly Polity: The Doctrine of the Church in the Commentary on Isaiah

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780198263685
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0006

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

The Christian Church As the Godly Polity: The Doctrine of the Church in the Commentary on Isaiah

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This chapter deals with the place of the church in Eusebius' exegesis of Isaiah. It discusses Eusebius' conception of the relation between the historical Christian church and the heavenly Jerusalem. The third section considers the role of the episcopacy as the leaders of the city of God. The fourth section discusses the place that Eusebius gives to the Roman Empire. The chapter also looks into the hierarchical principle in the church; the juxtaposition of two classes of Christians, the totally committed and the nominal; and his expectations of the end of the world and history. Eusebius was convinced that this historic community was the Sion and Jerusalem spoken of by the prophet Isaiah.

Keywords: Jerusalem; Roman Empire; eschatology; Christian Church; episcopacy

Chapter.  16905 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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