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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 Scientific & the Divine: Conflict and Reconciliation from Ancient Greece ...

James A. Arieti, Patrick A. Wilson - 2003 - 334 páginas
...Gibbon, referring to Roman religion, writes, "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."22 The impossibility of logically differentiating among religions is reinforced by the capriciousness...
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Satire, History, Novel: Narrative Forms, 1665-1815

Frank Palmeri - 2003 - 356 páginas
...beginning with the prevailing tolerant, skeptical attitude toward the "various modes of worship" which were considered "by the people as equally true; by the...equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful" (1: 56 ).42 He also details the architectural accomplishments and public works of the first century....
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From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

Bernard Lewis - 2004 - 456 páginas
...by Edward Gibbon when he remarked that "the various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally...false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful." Islam was never prepared, either in theory or in practice, to accord full equality to those who held...
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I Have Called You Friends: New Testament Images That Challenge Us to Live as ...

Fisher Humphreys - 2005 - 223 páginas
...The historian Edward Gibbon once wrote, "The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally...false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful." 1 I am glad that Jesus did not hold any of those opinions. He did not say that all religions are equally...
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Youth in Europe I: An International Empirical Study about Life Perspectives

Hans-Georg Ziebertz - 2005 - 278 páginas
...Roman Empire elegantly put it this way, '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' (chapter 2). There is a sense in which the relativism of religion within modern European society may...
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Business Wit & Wisdom

Richard Zera - 2005 - 316 páginas
...they go to Hell. — Ben Jonson (1572-1637) 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. — Gibbon Fanaticism in religion is the alliance of the passions she condemns with the dogmas she...
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The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders ...

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eugene D. Genovese - 2005
...May 20, 1866; also, June 17,1866, July 1 1 and Dec. 28, 1868. as equally true; by the philosophers, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally...only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord." The editors of Cumberland Presbyterian Theological Medium in effect replied to all such arguments on...
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Truth: A Guide

Simon Blackburn - 2005 - 272 páginas
...like that of Rome as described by Gibbon: '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.'1 But is it really the cranky, oversensitive philosopher who spoils the party? William Clifford...
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius

Leopold Damrosch, Professor of English Leopold Damrosch, Jr - 2005 - 566 páginas
...it kept them happy. "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world," Gibbon wrote, "were all considered by the people as equally true,...equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful." Rousseau did care about belief, and there is some truth to Germaine de Staël's comment that he was...
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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought, Volumen1

Lecturer in History and Fellow Mark Goldie - 2006 - 919 páginas
...the pagan rituals of the imperial Pax Romana, when its subjects' diverse 'modes of worship . . . were considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher...equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful' (1909-14, 1.28). On the other hand, through its network of churches and bishops, Christianity had actually...
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