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The great law of impartiality too often obliges us to reveal the imperfections of the
uninspired teachers and believers of the gospel; and, to a careless observer,
their faults may seem to cast a shade on the faith which they professed. But the ...
The letter of this law is not to be found in the present volume of Moses. But the
wise, the humane Maimonides openly teaches that, if an idolater fall into the
water, a Jew ought not to save him from instant death. See Basnage, Histoire des
Their attachment to the law of Moses was equal to their detestation of foreign
religions. The current of zeal and devotion, as it was contracted into a narrow
channel, ran with the strength, and sometimes with the fury, of a torrent. This
When the posterity of Abraham had multiplied like the sands of the sea, the Deity,
from whose mouth they received a system of laws and ceremonies, declared
himself the proper and, as it were, the national God of Israel; and, with the most ...
They still insisted with inflexible rigour on those parts of the law which it was in
their power to practise. Their peculiar distinctions of days, of meats, and a variety
of trivial though burdensome observances, were so many objects of disgust and ...
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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