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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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Youth in Europe I: An International Empirical Study about Life Perspectives

Hans-Georg Ziebertz - Religion - 2005 - 278 pages
...society. Edward Gibbon writing of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire elegantly put it this way, 'the various modes of worship, which prevailed in...all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful' (chapter 2). There is a sense...
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Business Wit & Wisdom

Richard Zera - Humor - 2005 - 316 pages
...Franz Kafka Many might go to heaven with half the labor they go to Hell. — Ben Jonson (1572-1637) 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. — Gibbon Fanaticism in religion...
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I Have Called You Friends: New Testament Images That Challenge Us to Live as ...

Fisher Humphreys - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 223 pages
...beings. After all, what is the alternative to His getting angry? The historian Edward Gibbon once wrote, "The various modes of worship, which prevailed in...all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful." 1 I am glad that Jesus did...
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The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders ...

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eugene D. Genovese - History - 2005
...Gibbon's approbation of the religious tolerance of Roman conquerors, but they winced at his cynicism: "The various modes of worship, which prevailed in...the Roman world, were all considered by the people, 31 Bills Diary, May 8,1859 (quoted), May 28,1865, May 20, 1866; also, June 17,1866, July 1 1 and Dec....
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Evidence of Christianity

William Paley - 2007
...taught to believe, and did believe, that the prosperity of their country in a great measure depended. 17 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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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - History - 2007 - 277 pages
...Antonine Rome, where, according to Edward Gibbon, "The various modes of worship which prevailed . . . were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the magistrates as equally useful": Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Hertfordshire, England: Wordsworth...
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De buitenkant van de religie: een menswetenschappelijke rondleiding

Guido Dierickx - Church and the world - 2007 - 322 pages
...de beroemde zin van de Engelse historicus GIBBON (1788) toepasselijk: "The various modes of worship 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." Kortom, de kritiek spitste...
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Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Karl Ernest Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac - History - 2008 - 507 pages
...and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume I. Chapter Two) Edward Gibbon thus summed up the Roman outlook: "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." As in Rome, worldly politicians...
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The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the ...

Strobe Talbott - History - 2008 - 496 pages
...but not on worship of Jupiter and Juno, Mars and Venus, Janus and Minerva. As Edward Gibbon wrote, "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." 13 Fifteen hundred miles...
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