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" The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. "
Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures - Page 24
by William Jones - 1831
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 lehte
...the reflections of the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) 1974: Vol. 1, chap 2, 31. 2 It was scarcely possible...
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New Technologies and Reference Services, 4. osa

Bill Katz, Linda S. Katz - 2000 - 149 lehte
...from Sir Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), the author of The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon said: The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful. We may now call magistrates "politicians," but some things don't change much! Similarly, we can find...
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From Expectation to Experience: Essays on Law and Legal Education

James Boyd White - 2000 - 194 lehte
...fatal irony, attributes to the Romans? The various modes of worship which prevailed in the ancient world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrates as equally use3. For the view that by the end...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 lehte
...a search which must begin with religious tolerance. He writes thus of pre-Christian Roman religion: The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the...produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord.6" Philosophy is unashamedly elitist, in the sense that only those with learning and taste...
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Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico: An Anthropology of Nationalism

Claudio Lomnitz - 2001 - 354 lehte
...may go through a phase that is parallel to the one that religion was said to have had in antiquity: 'The various modes of worship, which prevailed in...equally false, and by the magistrate, as equally useful" (Edward Gibbon, The History 0f the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 35). 6 European travelers...
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Fluid Boundaries: Forming and Transforming Identity in Nepal

William F. Fisher - 2001 - 256 lehte
...resulted in the political defeat at the polls of one Thakali faction by another. Ritual Landscapes The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the...equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. — Edward Gibbon In a scheme, we possess only the limits of the object, the outline which encloses...
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Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought: Hume, Johnson, Marat

Stephen Miller - 2001 - 219 lehte
...political stability that is necessary for civil society to flourish. As he says about Roman superstition: "the various modes of worship, which prevailed in...as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful."180 Like Hume, he preferred a superstition that was not "absurd or excessive." Gibbon's famous...
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Farewell to Christendom: The Future of Church and State in America

Thomas J. Curry - 2001 - 160 lehte
...had been united, with the emperor as both head of state and chief priest. Edward Gibbon wrote that the "various modes of worship which prevailed in the...as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful."6 Only when Constantine legalized Christianity in 313 and the Christian Church claimed a separate...
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The Gospel of Luke

William Barclay - 2001 - 355 lehte
...The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, said in a famous sentence, 'The various modes of religion which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered...equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.' But this centurion was no administrative cynic; he was a sincerely religious man. (4) He had an extremely...
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The Values Connection

A. James Reichley - 2002 - 285 lehte
...the ruling class the real focus of value was the state. As Edward Gibbon wrote in his famous passage: "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the magistrates as equally useful." CONFUCIANISM: GENTLE COLLECTIVISM...
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