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The promise of divine favour, instead of being partially confined to the posterity of
Abraham, was universally proposed to the freeman and the slave, to the Greek
and to the barbarian, to the Jew and to the Gentile. Every privilege that could ...
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 God of Israel was impiously represented by the Gnostics as a being liable to
passion and to error, capricious in his favour, implacable in his resentment,
meanly jealous of his superstitious worship, and confining his partial providence
to a ...
A mysterious prophecy, which still forms a part of the sacred canon, but which
was thought to favour the exploded senti*nent, has very narrowly escaped the
proscription of the church.” Whilst the happiness and glory of a temporal reign
were or ...
A charitable hope might perhaps be indulged in favour of Socrates, or some other
sages of antiquity, who had consulted the light of reason before that of the gospel
had arisen.” But it was . unanimously affirmed that those who, since the birth or.
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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