THE CONTENT OF CHURCH HISTORY
history must contain the succession from the holy apostles, together
with the times that have elapsed from our Saviour's day down to our
own. It must also contain the important things that are said to have
been accomplished in the history of the Church. Church history must
enumerate all those who took a prominent place in the most famous
communities, either through their preaching or their writings.
must also deal with the names of those who, through love of
innovation and novelty, fell into the most grievous error, and
proclaimed themselves as introducers of knowledge, falsely
so-called, thus, like ravenous wolves cruelly ravaging the flock of
history must narrate how the Jewish nation and other heathen nations
went against this religion; and how great men and women endured
death and torture in the conflict to witness to the truth of their
of Caesarea "Ecclesiastical History"