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Yet he approved of the neglect which his grandson Cains expressed towards the
temple of Jerusalem. See Sueton. in August, c. 93, and Casaubon's notes on that
passage. 'See, in particular, Joseph. Antiquitat. xvii. 6 [§ 2], xviii. 3, and de Bel.
The humane temper of Justin Martyr inclined him to answer this question in the
affirmative ; and, though he expressed himself with the most guarded diffidence,
he ventured to determine in favour of such an imperfect Christian, if he were ...
The Gnostics were distinguished as the most polite, the most learned, and the
most wealthy of the Christian name, and that general appellation which
expressed a superiority of knowledge was either assumed by their own pride or
The petitions which were offered on the altars of Jupiter or Apollo expressed the
anxiety of their worshippers for temporal happiness, and their ignorance or
indifference concerning a future life.5" The important truth of the immortality of the
[Milman notes that Gibbon "had expressed his intention of withdrawing the words
'of Armenia,' from the text of future editions " (Vindication, Works, iv. 577).
Christianity spread at an early time in Armenia, but its beginnings are enveloped
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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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Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841
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