Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 1986. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 236, pp. Original printed wrappers with printer's device on front cover. Fascinating work being a treatise against Hierocles (a Roman governor and Neoplatonic philosopher), in which Eusebius combated the former's glorification of Apollonius of Tyana. Minor age-toning on spine. Text in French. Wrappers in overall very good, interior in fine condition. vg. Item #26382
About the author: Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 263–339 AD), called Eusebius Pamphili, became the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine about the year 314. Eusebius, historian, exegete and polemicist is one of the more renowned Church Fathers. He (with Pamphilus) was a scholar of the Biblical canon. He wrote "Demonstrations of the Gospel", "Preparations for the Gospel", and "On Discrepancies between the Gospels", studies of the Biblical text. As "Father of Church History" he produced the "Ecclesiastical History", "On the Life of Pamphilus", the "Chronicle" and "On the Martyrs."