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Trajan and his Successors establish a legal Mode of proceeding against them ---
--- --- --- --- --- Popular Clamours ... Trials of the Christians - --- Humanity of the
Roman Magistrates Inconsiderable Number of Martyrs --- Example of Cyprian, ...
How shall I admire, how laugh, how rejoice, how exult, when I behold so many
proud monarchs, and fancied gods, groaning in the lowest abyss of darkness; so
many magistrates, who persecuted the name of the Lord, liquefying in fiercer fires
23) throws out a bold defiance to the Pagan magistrates. Of the primitive miracles
, the power of exorcising is the only one which has been assumed by Protestants.
7s Irenaeus adv. Haereses, l. ii. 56, 57; 1. v. c. 6. Mr. Dodwell (Dissertat. ad ...
Their simplicity was offended by the use of oaths, by the pomp of magistracy, and
by the active contention of public life, no. ... that the Christians, without
renouncing a more sacred duty, could assume the character of soldiers, of
Princes and magistrates, it was often repeated, might boast an earthly claim to a
transitory dominion; it was the episcopal authority alone which was derived from
the Deity, and extended itself over this and over another world. The bishops were
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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