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They allowed that the religion of the Jews was somewhat less criminal than the
idolatry of the Gentiles; but it was their fundamental doctrine that the Christ whom
they adored as the first and brightest emanation of the Deity appeared upon ...
It must indeed be allowed that those writers were inclined to multiply the number
of sects which opposed the unity of the church. * Eusebius, l. iv. c. 15. Sozomen,
1. ii. c. 32. See in Bayle, in the article of Marcion, a curious detail of a dispute on ...
They lurked in the temples, instituted festivals and sacrifices, invented fables,
pronounced oracles, and were frequently allowed to perform miracles. The
Christians, who, by the interposition of evil spirits, could so readily explain every ...
Some indulgence might perhaps be allowed to those persons who, before their
conversion, were already engaged in such violent and sanguinary occupations; ”
but it was impossible that the Christians, without renouncing a more sacred duty,
The former of *The journey of St. Peter to Rome is mentioned by most of the
ancients see Eusebius, ii.25), maintained by all the Catholics, allowed by some
Protestants see Pearson and Dodwell de Success. Episcop. Roman.), but has
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Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841