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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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Y Traethodydd: am y fleyddyn ..., Volume 9

Theology - 1853
...llosgwyd deuddeg neu dair ar ddeg o drefi. Nid oedd sefydliadau y Ehode Island ychwaith yn ddiberygl y 1 " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all conaidered by the people аз equally true, by the philosopher aa equally false, and by the magistrate...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...J^™1 the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part toleration. of their subjects. 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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INFIDELITY; ITS, ASPECTS, CAUSES, AND AGENCIES

REV. THOMAS PEARSON - 1854
...little what quiet shape it may assume in others. Gibbon, speaking of the paganism of ancient Rome, says, "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 comment of some one is,...
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Experimental Investigation of the Spirit Manifestations: Demonstrating the ...

Robert Hare - Bible and spiritualism - 1855 - 462 pages
...the reflections of the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects. 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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Learning and Working: Six Lectures Delivered in Willis's Rooms, London, in ...

Frederick Denison Maurice - Education - 1855 - 350 pages
...of the book itself. Gibbon has said in a well-known passage : ' The ' various modes of worship that 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.' I will not now speak of the...
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The Baptist Magazine, Volume 47

Baptists - 1855
...well-known sneer of Qibbon respecting the various modes of worship, as "all considered by the people as I " equally true, by the philosophers as | •• equally...false, and by the magistrate as •• equally useful." He shows, clearly I that there is nothing like adequate warrant for the charge of that monstrous wickedness...
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CONNEXION OF SACRED AND PROFANE HISTORY

D. DAVIDSON - 1857
...recognised by the Romans, had been by custom a dead letter in all ages : it had rarely been enforced. " 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 thus toleration produced...
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De Bow's Review, Volume 22

Industries - 1857
...unreasonable than had ever before been shown. It lias been remarked by the most learned of historians, that "the various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...historian. Gibbon had insidiously, though too unequivocally, evinced his adoption of infidel principles. ' The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all,' he remarks, ' considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by...
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A view of the evidences of Christianity. With annotations by R. Whately

William Paley - 1859
...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...as equally useful :' and I would ask, from which of Chap, i.] Probable Sufferings of Christians. 43 these three classes of men were the christian missionaries...
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