Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History

Trans. by C. F. Cruse. Best historical information about people and events shaping the Church in the first three centuries. Many great statements supporting the Preterist view. Quotes both Christian and non-Christian sources. Shows that there were already differing interpretations of prophecy in the second century, repudiates the chiliasts (millennialists), and recommends a more figurative or typological approach. Interprets Matt. 24 as referring to AD 70, and quotes a lot from Josephus to document it. 477 pp hb