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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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The Values Connection

A. James Reichley - 2002 - 285 páginas
...Edward Gibbon wrote in his famous passage: "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." CONFUCIANISM: GENTLE COLLECTIVISM...
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Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance

H. A. Drake - 2002 - 632 páginas
...of conditions in the second century that "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." Later, he applied this premise to the specific topic of persecution, contrasting the "inflexible obstinacy"...
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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - 2002 - 452 páginas
...also his famous comment on Roman religion; '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' (DF i. 56l. English politics in the eighteenth century abo required the endorsement of useful fictions....
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Mexico: Volume 1, From the Beginning to the Spanish Conquest

Alan Knight - 2002 - 254 páginas
...fused, split and evolved in a manner more reminiscent of the Roman Empire. However, if Roman cults 'were all considered by the people as equally true;...as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful',16 such tolerant heterodoxy was alien to Mesoamerican religion, which combined a complex, shifting...
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Ancient History: Key Themes and Approaches

Neville Morley - 2000 - 241 páginas
...considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosophers, as equally false; and by the magistrates, as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not...only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. Ibid., Chapter II, Vol. I p. 56. 3 Under the Roman empire, the labour of an industrious and ingenious...
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Retos de la razón práctica

José Manuel Bermudo Avila, Montse Lavado Fau - 2002 - 585 páginas
...ofthe superstitious, part oftheir subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equallyfalse; and by the magistrate. as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual...
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In The Steps Of St. Paul

H.v. Morton, v Morton - 2008 - 528 páginas
...this attitude very well when he said that "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." It was in Antioch, the home...
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - 2003 - 467 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. [...] II. The narrow policy of preserving, without any foreign mixture, the pure blood of the ancient...
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The Omphalos and the Cross: Pagans and Christians in Search of a Divine Center

Paul Ciholas - 2003 - 513 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...produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord.51 There were some exceptions to that for the Christians, mostly under the rule of Marcus Aurelius....
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How We Believe, 2nd Edition: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God

Michael Shermer - 2003 - 330 páginas
...discussion of religion with this observation: "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." As we have seen, belief in God in the modern world is a function of a complex array of reasons that,...
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