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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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Sermons preached at the Temple Church

William Henry Rowlatt - Sermons, English - 1830 - 408 pages
...whom I have already quoted) to accept the account of the matter which is given by Mr. Gibbon : that the various modes of worship which prevailed in the...as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful1." And yet if natural religion be what it is represented to be, so far from this description...
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The works of William Paley, with a life of the author

William Paley - 1831
...Tacitus says of the Jewish, was more applicable to the heathen establishment ; " Hi ritus, quoquo modo inducti, antiquitate defenduntur." It was also a splendid...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 of William Paley ...: Containing His Life, Moral and Political ...

William Paley - Natural theology - 1831 - 578 pages
...taught to believe, and did believe, that the prosperity of their country in a great measure dended. I am willing to accept the account of the matter which...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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Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures, Volume 1

William Jones - 1831
...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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Epitome of English literature; or, A concentration of the matter ..., Volume 2

English literature - 1831
...would be the ruin of the state. ' The various modes of worship amongst the ancients,1 says Gibbon, ' were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the magistrates as equally useful.' From which, then, of these three classes could the Christians hope...
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The Extraordinary Black Book: An Exposition of the United Church of England ...

John Wade - Great Britain - 1831 - 576 pages
...the superstitious part of their subjects. The various modes of worship which prevailed in the known world were all 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 Extraordinary Black Book: An Exposition of Abuses in Church and State ...

John Wade - Church and state - 1832 - 683 pages
...the superstitious part of their subjects. The various modes of worship which prevailed in the known world were all 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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History of the Christian Church, Volume 1

Henry Stebbing - Church history - 1833
...reflections of the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious part of their subjects ; 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 ;" and that " this toleration...
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The evidence and authority of divine revelation

Robert Haldane - Bible - 1834
...result of their indiscriminating notions of Polytheism. " The various modes of worship," says Mr Gibbon, "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. — The devout polytheist, though...
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The Miscellaneous Writings: Literary, Critical, Juridical, and Political of ...

Joseph Story - Constitutional law - 1835 - 527 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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