Text and Translation of Eusebius' Epistle to Carpianus
Chapter 1: Introduction
Is Eusebius Also Among the Evangelists?
A Practical Introduction: Reading, Reception, and Use
Eusebius of Caesarea and His Context
Using the Eusebian Apparatus
Histories of Gospel Scholarship
Overview of Argument
Chapter 2: Technology
Knowing Gospels Differently
Chapter 3: Gospel Writing
Continuity and Innovation
Gospel Production from Mark to Eusebius
Reconfiguring the Gospels
The Gospel According to Eusebius
Chapter 4: Creative Juxtaposition
History and Critique
How Eusebius Reads Gospels
Rewriting Gospel Relationship
Rediscovering the Purpose of the Eusebian Apparatus
Chapter 5: Reading Eusebius' Gospels
Reception as Evidence
Magnitudes of Reception
Traces of Reading
Use and Meaning
Chapter 6: Conclusion
Jeremiah Coogan is Assistant Professor of New Testament at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California.
Eusebius of Caesarea is best known for his history of the early
church, but this thought-provoking and original book reveals his
surprising influence on Christian reading practices—in late
antiquity and beyond. Coogan's considerable research will be a boon
to historians and literary scholars alike.
*Ellen Muehlberger, University of Michigan*
In this remarkable study, Coogan directs a powerful combination of theoretical tools at Eusebius' Gospel apparatus, revealing how it rereads and, importantly, rewrites the canonical Gospels. As important as the specific reading of Eusebius is, Coogan's insights into the power of paratext will be valuable for scholars across languages, genres, and time periods.
*Andrew M. Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin*
This is a brilliant addition to the blossoming scholarship on Eusebius, the Canon Tables, and to the Reading and Writing Cultures in Antiquity that would be of interest to Classicists and early Christianity scholars alike.
*Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
The monograph is an excellent in-depth study of the reading innovations effectuated by Eusebius' Canons. This is a brilliant addition to the blossoming scholarship on Eusebius, the Canon Tables, and to the Reading and Writing Cultures in Antiquity that would be of interest to Classicists and early Christianity scholars alike.
*Anna Lefteratou, University of Cambridge, Bryn Mawr Classical Review*
Coogan is absolutely right that most studies of the Gospels do not understand or are ignorant of the potential value of Eusbeius's innovative technologies for Gospel reading. While the canons/tables are in the preface to the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, I confess that their usage and significance has remained opaque and largely unexplained to me. Coogan's excellently argued and clearly written study can go a long way toward remedying my (and others, should they share them) deficiencies in this area.
*Joshua W. Jipp, Bulletin for Biblical Research*
This book and its outstanding bibliography prepare the way for those willing to take up the task.
*Sr. Maria Theotokos Adams, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly*
This deeply researched study of the Eusebian canons is an outstanding contribution to the contemporary turn to the material and technological dimensions of Gospel manuscript tradition and the corresponding reading practices.
*Studies in Religion *