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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 Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

Christopher Hitchens - 1995 - 98 páginas
...single-minded. As Edward Gibbon observed about the modes of worship prevalent in the Roman world, they were 'considered by the people as equally true, by the...equally false and by the magistrate as equally useful'. Mother Teresa descends from each element in this grisly triptych. She has herself purposely blurred...
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Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays

Harold Adams Innis - 1995 - 506 páginas
...and this might be paraphrased by saying that "the various political groups which prevailed in Canada were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false and by the Church as equally useful." Students of cultural development in Canada have failed to realize the extent...
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Evolution and Human Values

Robert Wesson, Robert G. Wesson, Patricia A. Williams - 1995 - 251 páginas
...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 páginas
...of the Antonines in Rome. Gibbon wrote: "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." In that climate, Boorstin noted, "religion is of enormous importance," while "theology and religious...
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Why America Needs Religion: Secular Modernity and Its Discontents

Guenter Lewy - 1996 - 160 páginas
...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 Enlightenment: An Interpretation. The science of freedom

Peter Gay - 1996 - 705 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 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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 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. The superstition of the people was not embittered by any mixture of theological rancour; nor was it...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman the avowed, the erect, and 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 páginas
...his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: '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 magistrate, as equally useful' (Ch. 2). This, above all,...
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The Argument of Psellos' Chronographia

Anthony Kaldellēs - 1999 - 223 páginas
...Fall of the Roman Empire, \. 1, pp. 25-26: "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." Note that philosophers and magistrates generally came from the same class. tyrdom was no part of the...
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