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date: 18 October 2019

Eusebius of Caesarea (c.260–c.340) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture
Tom Devonshire JonesTom Devonshire Jones, Linda MurrayLinda Murray, Peter MurrayPeter Murray

was trained in theology by S. Pamphilus (c.240–309), a scholar martyred in Caesarea, an important theological centre (near Haifa) during the Emperor Diocletian's persecution. Eusebius followed the teaching of his master in his vigorous opposition to the arguments of Sabellius, who promoted a 2nd- and 3rd-century heresy which denied the Trinity, arguing that God was a single, supreme being, and that Christ and the Holy Spirit were lesser creations. After the martyrdom of S. Pamphilus, Eusebius fled to Tyre and thence to Egypt, where he was imprisoned. He became Bishop of Caesarea, in 315. His fame rests on the ... ...

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