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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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1. köide

Edward Gibbon - 1868
...part of their subjeets. The various modes of worship, -which prevailed 111 the liomuri world, were nil considered by the people as equally true ; by the...mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. The superstition of the people was not imbittered by any mixture of thcological rancor ; nor was it confined...
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Evolution and Human Values

Robert Wesson, Robert G. Wesson, Patricia A. Williams - 1995 - 251 lehte
...tranquility. According to Gibbon, for example: "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 useful" (quoted in Harrington 1983,...
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Modern American Religion, Volume 3: Under God, Indivisible, 1941-1960

Martin E. Marty - 1986 - 555 lehte
...which the great historian Edward Gibbon had seen in the age of the Antonines in Rome. Gibbon wrote: "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord." In that climate, Boorstin noted, "religion is of enormous importance," while "theology and religious...
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The Enlightenment: An Interpretation. The science of freedom

Peter Gay - 1996 - 705 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...true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrates as equally useful."8 It seemed an interesting policy and, some of the philosophes thought,...
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Why America Needs Religion: Secular Modernity and Its Discontents

Guenter Lewy - 1996 - 160 lehte
...the different modes of worship prevailing in the Roman world during the age of the Antonines: they "were all considered by the people as equally true;...as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful."4 In the eyes of most contemporary Christian theologians, to make morality dependent upon the...
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The Diegesis

Robert Taylor - 1997 - 448 lehte
...resistance to the only faithful and rational account of the matter, so elegantly given us by Gibbon. t *•' The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...Roman world, were all considered, by the people, as equal iy true, — by the philosopher, as equally false, — and b\ the magistrate, as equally useful....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 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...mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. The superstition of the people was not embittered by any mixture of theological rancour; nor was it confined...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 lehte
...manina. Your tiny hand is frozen. GIBBON Edward 1737-1794 390 1 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ' a 3902 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably...
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A Jewish Understanding of the World

John D. Rayner - 1998 - 196 lehte
...religions ceased to be taken seriously, for as Gibbon wrote in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 'The various modes of worship, which prevailed in...all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful' (Ch. 2). This, above all,...
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The Argument of Psellos' Chronographia

Anthony Kaldellçs - 1999 - 223 lehte
...1.1.19 and 1.1.20. 249 Cf. Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, \. 1, pp. 25-26: "The various modes of worship, which prevailed in...false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful." Note that philosophers and magistrates generally came from the same class. tyrdom was no part of the...
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