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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. "
Creeds of the day; or, Collated opinions of reputable thinkers, 3 series of ... - Página 216
por Henry Coke - 1883
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 páginas
...the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally...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, Parte4

Bill Katz, Linda S. Katz - 2000 - 149 páginas
...and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon said: The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally...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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Ancient History: Key Themes and Approaches

Neville Morley - 2000 - 241 páginas
...the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosophers, as equally false; and by the magistrates, as equally useful. And thus toleration produced...
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From Expectation to Experience: Essays on Law and Legal Education

James Boyd White - 2000 - 208 páginas
...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 páginas
...writes thus of pre-Christian Roman religion: The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally...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 páginas
...religion was said to have had in antiquity: 'The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally...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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The Gospel of Luke

William Barclay - 2001 - 355 páginas
...Roman Empire, said in a famous sentence, 'The various modes of religion which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally...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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Fluid Boundaries: Forming and Transforming Identity in Nepal

William F. Fisher - 2001 - 256 páginas
...Thakali faction by another. Ritual Landscapes The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally...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 páginas
...flourish. As he says about Roman superstition: "the various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally...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 páginas
...and chief priest. Edward Gibbon wrote that the "various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally...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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