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This inflexible perseverance, which appeared so odious, or so ridiculous, to the
ancient world, assumes a more awful character, since Providence has deigned to
reveal to us the mysterious history of the chosen people. But the devout, and ...
... but it was their fundamental doctrine that the Christ whom they adored as the
first and brightest emanation of the Deity appeared upon earth to rescue mankind
from their various errors, and to reveal a men, system of truth and perfection.
A felicity consisting only of pure and spiritual pleasure would have appeared too
refined for its inhabitants, who were still supposed to possess their human nature
and senses. A garden of Eden, with the amusements of the pastoral life, was no ...
... it was scarcely possible that their hearts could be susceptible of a very sincere
or lively passion for any of them. When Christianity appeared in the world, even
these faint The resp. and imperfect impressions had lost much of their original of
... not surely reduce it lower than a million of inhabitants, of whom the Christians
might constitute at the most a twentieth part.” In Africa and the western provinces
The western provincials appeared. * Ingens multitudo is the expression of Tacitus
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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