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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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From Expectation to Experience: Essays on Law and Legal Education

James Boyd White - Law - 2000 - 194 pages
...fatal irony, attributes to the Romans? The various modes of worship which prevailed in the ancient world were all considered by the people as equally...true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrates as equally use3. For the view that by the end of the eighteenth century "Americans had...
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The Values Connection

A. James Reichley - Political Science - 2002 - 285 pages
...the ruling class the real focus of value was the state. As Edward Gibbon wrote in his famous passage: "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the magistrates as equally useful." CONFUCIANISM: GENTLE COLLECTIVISM While collectivist belief systems,...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - Religion - 2001 - 580 pages
...a search which must begin with religious tolerance. He writes thus of pre-Christian Roman religion: 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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Farewell to Christendom: The Future of Church and State in America

Thomas J. Curry - Religion - 2001 - 160 pages
...had been united, with the emperor as both head of state and chief priest. Edward Gibbon wrote 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."6 Only when Constantine legalized...
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Fluid Boundaries: Forming and Transforming Identity in Nepal

William F. Fisher - Social Science - 2001 - 256 pages
...resulted in the political defeat at the polls of one Thakali faction by another. Ritual Landscapes 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. — Edward Gibbon In a scheme,...
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Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico: An Anthropology of Nationalism

Claudio Lomnitz - Political Science - 2001 - 354 pages
...may go through a phase that is parallel to the one that religion was said to have had in antiquity: '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" (Edward Gibbon, The History...
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Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought: Hume, Johnson, Marat

Stephen Miller - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 219 pages
...political stability that is necessary for civil society to flourish. As he says about Roman superstition: "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."180 Like Hume, he preferred...
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The Gospel of Luke

William Barclay - Bible - 2001 - 355 pages
...The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, said in a famous sentence, 'The various modes of religion 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.' But this centurion was no administrative...
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In The Steps Of St. Paul

H.v. Morton, v Morton - Travel - 2008 - 528 pages
...merrier," so long as none of them was political. Gibbon put this attitude very well when he said that "the various modes of worship which prevailed in the...true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrates as equally useful." It was in Antioch, the home of catchword and nickname, that the term...
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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 452 pages
...(Boswell, Life of Johnson, 840-1l. " DF ii. 795. Compare also his famous comment on Roman religion; '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' (DF i. 56l. English politics...
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