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" A candid but rational inquiry into the progress and establishment of Christianity may be considered as a very essential part of the history of the Roman empire. While that great body was invaded by open violence, or undermined by slow decay, a pure and... "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 212
1838
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Prospect: Or, View of the Moral World, Volume 1

Christianity - 1803
...RELIGION. 2\. CANDID but rational inquiry into the progress and establishment of Christianity, may be considered as a very essential part of the history of the Roman empire. While that great body was invaded by open violence, or undermined by slow decay, a pure and humble...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1810
...rational inquiry into the pro- CHAP. gress and establishment of Christianity, may be consi- xv' •Icred as a very essential part of the history of the Roman empire. While that great body was invaded by open violence, or undermined by slow decay, a""16 liure and humble...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...to his native country to console his friend. He died in London, on the 16lh of January, 1794. The ' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' comprises the...causes that occasioned the spread of Christianity, he waa supposed to have sought to undermine the divine authority of the system ; and numerous works were...
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The penny cyclopędia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 11

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1838
...influenced the destinies of the Roman empire. In the prosecution of this design it was impossible for tho historian to neglect the history of the Christian...entered fully into the history of the church, and in the tint volume devoted two chapters to an account of the earlyprogress and extension of Christianity....
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The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1838
...destinies of the Roman empire. In the prosecution of this design it was impossible for the histoiian to neglect the history of the Christian church, which...considered as ' a very essential part of the history of t he Roman empire.' Gibbon accordingly, in the course of his work, entered fully into the history of...
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Prophetic Outlines of the Christian Church and the Antichristian Power: As ...

Benjamin Harrison - Bible - 1849 - 452 pages
...candid but rational inquiry," he tells us, " into the progress and establishment of Christianity, may be considered as a very essential part of the history of the Roman empire. While that great body," he observes, " was invaded by open violence, or undermined by slow decay, a...
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The Freethinker's Magazine and Review of Theology, Politics, and ..., Issues 1-9

1851
...CHRISTIANS. A candid but rational inquiry into the progress and establishment of Christianity, may be considered as a very essential part of the history of the Roman empire. While that great body was invaded by open violence, or undermined by slow decay, a pure and humble...
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A DEFENSE OF THE BIBLE AGAINST THE CHARGES OF MODERN INFIDELITY: CONSISTING ...

JONAS HARTZEL - 1854
...257, 258 : " A candid but rational inquiry into the progress and establishment of Christianity may be considered as a very essential part of the history of the Roman Empire. While the great body was invaded by open violence or undermined by slow decay, a pure and humble religion...
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A Defense of the Bible Against the Charges of Modern Infidelity: Consisting ...

Jonas Hartzel - Apologetics - 1854 - 329 pages
...257, 258 : "A candid but rational inquiry into the progress and establishment of Christianity may be considered as a very essential part of the history of the Roman Empire. While the great body was invaded by open violence or undermined by slow decay, a pure and humble religion...
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Biography: Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia"

Charles Knight - Biography - 1867
...of all the various nations of the east and west which at any period influenced the destinies of tho Roman empire. In the prosecution of this design it...history of the Roman empire." Gibbon accordingly, iu the course of his work, entered fully into the history of the Church, and in the first volume devoted...
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