Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Quentin Wesselschmidt

Scripture References in this Resource

Luke 22:17-20; Luke 22:43-44; Luke 22:62; Luke 23:17; Luke 23:34; Luke 23:40; Malachi 3:1; Mark 15:28; Mark 16:9-20; Matthew 13:36; Matthew 16:2-3; Matthew 18:11; Matthew 5:4-5


This paper focuses on one approach in this debate, that taken by Eusebius of Caesarea. The thesis is that the Eusebian Canons met exegetical, theological, and practical needs of Catholic Christianity by providing a sophisticated system of Gospel harmony. Eusebius' approach was designed to satisfy philosophical expectations as well as the rigors of classical, literary criticism. As a result of its many uses, the system became embedded in the manuscript traditions of virtually every language into which the four Gospels were translated in Late Antiquity.

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