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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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A short analysis of Paley's Evidences of Christianity, with questions and ...

William Paley, John Mackenzie Bacon - 1870
...prosperity of their country in a great measure depended. (7) Mr. Gibbon's account is as follows :— "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 of these three classes...
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Oration on the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Landing of the ...

Hon. Robert C. Winthrop - 1871
...from which he dates the decline and fall of the Roman Empire: w The various modes of worship (says he) which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered...true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrates as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious...
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The Evangelical repository. Vol. 1- new

1871
...was no longer in any true sense the heart-worship of God. The words of Gibbon are strictly true, — "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people ics equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate us equally useful." No...
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The Baptist Quarterly, Volume 5

Lucius Edwin Smith, Henry Griggs Weston - Baptists - 1871
...allowed to retain its own chosen form of worship. "The religions of the various nations were regarded by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the magistrates as equally useful."1 Thus Christianity secured favorable consideration from the people,...
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Catholic progress, Volume 2

Young men's Catholic assoc - 1873
...to that which they occupied in Polytheistic Rome, where, according to Gibbon's wellknown sentence, "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," he says,...
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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1875 - 1303 pages
...superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, •which prevailed in the Eoman 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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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1869-1879 [i. e. 1878

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1878
...which he dates the decline and fall of the Roman Empire : " The various modes of worship," says he, " which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered...by the philosophers as equally false ; and by the magistrates as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious...
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John, Whom Jesus Loved

James Culross - 1878 - 244 pages
...and practically submitted to the supremacy of Jupiter Capitolinus and the Emperor. As Gibbon puts it: "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 • The passage is this ( Tac. Annal., xv. 44)...
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Evidences of Christianity

William Paley - Apologetics - 1879 - 501 pages
...their country in a great measure depended. I am willing to accept the account of the matter which ia given by Mr. Gibbon : " The various modes of worship...classes of men were the Christian missionaries to lool for protection or impunity ? Could they expect it from the people, " whose acknowledged confidence...
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Literary Remains of ... Professor Theodore Goldstücker ...

Theodor Goldstuecker - Hindu law - 1879
...have been in their time as it was in the age of the Antonines, which Gibbon describes when saying, " 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." The Mahabharata is therefore...
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