Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Reformation. Revised and Updated ed. Vol. 1. New York: HarperCollins, 2010. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Ch. 14, “Official Theology: Eusebius of Caesarea” Loc. 2804-2923.
Among those who accepted the Constantinian changes gladly was Eusebius of Caesarea (Gonzalez 2010, Loc. 2809). He was well known in his time for his scholarly work, including seeking out historical documents for library collections. During the persecution under Diocletian, Eusebius wrote his Church History (Ibid., Loc. 2833). He later, when Constantine was striving for control, saw Constantine as the instrument of God in taking over a pagan empire (Ibid., Loc, 2839). At this time Eusebius was bishop of Caesarea (Ibid., Loc. 2844). In his time the Arian controversy arose, eroding the view of Jesus as divine (Ibid., Loc. 2849). Though Eusebius seemed at times to be on the Arian side of the controversy, he eventually sided with orthodoxy (Ibid., Loc. 2855). His historical analyses, depicting Christianity as the capstone of history, provides a strong apologetic for Christ (Ibid., Loc. 2861). Gonzalez observes that Eusebius and others in their acceptance of Constantine overlooked the changes in the social and political structures of the Church (Ibid., Loc. 2901). These changes tended to downplay the essential eschatological vision inherent in Christianity.