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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. "
A view of the evidences of Christianity - Page 33
by William Paley - 1811
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...spirit of Iby the habits^ pfc , the $Mperstitipus, part of their toleration, ^gjyggtg,, Tfbfcivatjous modes of worship, which . prevailed; in, the Roman world, were all considered by-Tthe people as-equally true ; by tie philosopher, as equally jfalse ; and by the magistrate, .as...
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Liber facetiarum, being a collection of curious and interesting anecdotes

Liber - Anecdotes - 1809 - 344 pages
...this occasion, and laid the foundation of his future .grandeur. Holcroft's Travek. THE various forms of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the_ people, as equally true; by the .philosopher, as equally false; aud by the magistrate as equally...
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: A view of the evidences of Christianity

William Paley - Theology - 1810
...business or pleasure, of publick or private life, with all the offices and amusements of society." Upon the due celebration also of its rites, the people...by the magistrate as equally useful :" and I would ask,from which of these three classes of men, were the Christian missionaries to look for protection...
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Systematic Education: Or Elementary Instruction in the Various ..., Volume 2

William Shepherd, Jeremiah Joyce, Lant Carpenter - Education - 1815
...stated the fact, the various modes of worship which, before the birth of Jesus prevailed in the heathen world, " were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false."* And when he adds to this statement, that they were regarded " by the...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 8; Volume 26

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1817
...gtvn a true account of the matter. ' * The various modes of worship," s'aye Mr. Gibbto, '* wblck -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. — The devout p^olytheist,...
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The Religious World Displayed: Or, A View of the Four Grand ..., Volume 1

Robert Adam - Deism - 1818
...mem.; and another memoir on the same subject, and by the same author, in Tom. 18. mem. some truth, that "the various modes of worship which prevailed in the...all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful."* From which it would appear,...
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The Connection of Natural and Revealed Theology: Being an Attempt to ...

Edward William Grinfield - Apologetics - 1818 - 575 pages
...creed. Thus, as Mr. Gibbon expresses it, " The various forms of worship which prevailed in the Heathen world, were all considered by the people as equally...true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the legislators as equally useful." Let any reflecting Theist consider whether this was not an unnatural...
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The History of the Christian Church: From the Birth of Christ to ..., Volume 1

William Jones - Albigenses - 1819
...subject cannot be more fitly and aptly expressed than it has been by Mr. Gibbon, in the following words. "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...considered by the people as equally true ; by the philosopher as equally false ; and by the magistrate as equally useful. And thus toleration produced...
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Evidences of Christianity

William Paley - Apologetics - 1824 - 391 pages
...of the Jewish, was more applicable to the heathen establishment ; " Hi ritus, quoquo modo indueti, antiquitate defenduntur." It was also a splendid and...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful :" and I would ask from which...
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The Works...

William Paley - 1824
...advantage which they drew from it. " It was moreover interwoven," as Mr. Gibbon rightly represents K, " with every circumstance of business or pleasure, of...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful :" and I woufd ask from which...
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