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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. "
The Catholic Record - Page 328
1876
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Systematic Education: Or Elementary Instruction in the Various ..., Volume 2

William Shepherd, Jeremiah Joyce, Lant Carpenter - Education - 1815
...various modes of worship which, before the birth of Jesus prevailed in the heathen world, " were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false."* And when he adds to this statement, that they were regarded " by the magistrate as equally useful," he...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true ; by the...equally false ; and by the magistrate, as equally usefu1. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence; but even religious concord. of the...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 8; Volume 26

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1817
...«* The various modes of worship," s'aye Mr. Gibbto, '* wblck -prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher...equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful. — The devout p^olytheist, though fondly attached to his national rites, admitted, with implicit faith,...
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The History of the Christian Church: From the Birth of Christ to ..., Volume 1

William Jones - Albigenses - 1819
...in the following words. "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true ; by the...equally false ; and by the magistrate as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord."* • Decline...
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The Works of William Paley: Archdeacon of Carlisle : with a Life of Author

William Paley - Theology - 1823
...The various modes of worship 'which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered i -/-' < i• people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful :" and I would ask from which of these three classes of men were the Christian missionaries to look...
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The Works...

William Paley - 1824
...is given by Mr. Gibbon : " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher...equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful :" and I woufd ask from which of these three classes of men were the Christian missionaries to look...
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Evidences of Christianity

William Paley - Apologetics - 1824 - 391 pages
...is given by Mr. Gibbon : " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher...equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful :" and I would ask from which of these three classes of men were the Christian missionaries to look...
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The Christian Advocate, Volume 3

Presbyterian Church in the U.S. - 1825
...country in the present age. "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher...equally false, and by the, magistrate as equally useful. The devout Polytheist, though fondly attached to his national rites, admitted, with implicit faith,...
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The cottage Bible and family expositor; the authorized tr., with ..., Volume 3

Thomas Williams (Calvinist preacher) - 1825
...Roman Empire observes : " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Romau world, were all nd from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ art fou (Gibbon's Rome, vol. i. ch. 2.) But «la Christianity began to spread extensive); and was found hostile...
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The Works of William Paley: Evidences of christianity

William Paley, Edmund Paley - Bible - 1825
...which is given by Mr. Gibbon: "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher...equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful:" and I would ask from which of these three classes of men were the Christian missionaries to look for...
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