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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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Literary Remains of the Late Professor Theodore Goldstücker, Volume 2

Theodor Goldstücker - Hinduism - 1879
...Antonines, which Gibbon describes when saying, " 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." The Mahabharata is therefore...
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A manual of English composition

Theophilus Dwight Hall - English language - 1880 - 211 pages
...timid, of all the Emperors, the far greater part of the island submitted to the Roman yoke." [2.] " 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." [3.] " The deities of a thousand...
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De Natura Deorum Libri Tres, Volume 1

Marcus Tullius Cicero - Gods, Roman - 1880
...philosophers), political (of statesmen) — a division which we may compare with Gibbon's language ' 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 ' — he goes on to say of the...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - English literature - 1880 - 158 pages
...His attitude is suggested indirectly by his general estimate of the religions of the Roman Empire : * 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.' If he was an infidel, he was...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - American literature - 1881
...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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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian ...

Theology - 1882
...ourselves or others. Such a condition of things reminds us of Gibbon's account of the Paganism of Rome : " 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." But upon what evidence is this...
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Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche

Laurence Lampert - Philosophy - 1993 - 475 pages
...against it. Modern society cannot recapture what Gibbon saw as characteristic of Roman society where "the various modes of worship, which prevailed in...considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful."3 It is precisely our share...
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In Search of the Republic: Public Virtue and the Roots of American Government

Richard Vetterli, Gary C. Bryner - Business & Economics - 1996 - 269 pages
...religion a part in keeping the masses docile. Philosophers were often willing actors in this charade. "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."7 The Roman state, adds Durant,...
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Bibliografia da prosa medieval em língua portuguesa: subsídios

Isabel Vilares Cepeda - Civilization, Medieval, in literature - 1995 - 265 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...all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.1 The Roman rulers have often...
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Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays

Harold Adams Innis - Business & Economics - 1995 - 506 pages
...English-speaking provinces with control over the activities of the state. Gibbon wrote that "the various methods 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," and this might be paraphrased...
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