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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 Works of William Paley: With a Life of the Author, Volume 4

William Paley - Theology - 1825
...of their country in a great Measure depended. I am willing to accept the account of the matter whieh is given by Mr. Gibbon: " The various modes of worship...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally fklse, and by the magistrate as equally useful;" and I wonld ask from which...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 24

1825
...8vo. (Butterworth.) gard to Pagan toleration, to the history of our own country in the present age. ' 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. The devout Polytheist, though...
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The Christian Advocate, Volume 3

Presbyterian Church in the U.S. - 1825
...remarks of Gibbon, in regard to Pagan toleration, to the history of our own country in the present age. "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. The devout Polytheist, though...
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The cottage Bible and family expositor; the authorized tr., with ..., Volume 3

Thomas Williams (Calvinist preacher) - 1825
...historian of the Roman Empire observes : " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Romau generations ; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Chri philosopher, as equally false ; and by the magistrate, as equally useful." (Gibbon's Rome, vol. i....
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and ..., Volume 21

Asia - 1826
...convenience. " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world," says the same writer, " were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally falte, and by the magistrates as equally useful." Let us now consider briefly the nature of the religion...
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Evidences of Christianity ; Moral and political philosophy

William Paley - Theology - 1828
...celebration also of its rites, the people were taught to believe, and did believe, that the prosperity of the country in a great measure depended. I am willing...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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Peri deisidaimonias. Plutarchus, and Theophrastus, on supersition; with [a ...

Plutarchus - 1828
...the Roman government, especially in later times, is inimitably described in the following passages of Gibbon : "The various modes of worship, which prevailed...considered, — by the people, as equally true, — by the philosopher, as equally false, — and by the magistrate, as equally useful. * (Decl. & Fall, ch. 2,...
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A Discourse Pronounced at the Request of the Essex Historical Society on the ...

Joseph Story - Electronic book - 1828 - 90 pages
...gods. Gibbon's splendid description of the Roman religion is true of nearly the whole ancient world. ' 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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The Diegesis: Being a Discovery of the Origin, Evidences, and Early History ...

Robert Taylor - Rationalism - 1829 - 440 pages
...resistance to the only faithful and rational account of the matter, so elegantly given us by Gibbon.f " 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. " Both the interests of...
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The Works of William Paley ...: Comprising the Additional Volume ..., Volume 2

William Paley - Sermons - 1830
...business or pleasure, of public or private life, with all the offices and amusements of society.' Upon the due celebration also of its rites, the people...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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