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But we may define, in a few words, the narrow limits of their original jurisdiction,
which was chiefly of a spiritual, though in some instances of a temporal, nature.” It
consisted in the administration of the sacraments and discipline of the church, ...
... they were enabled to attack, with united vigour, the original rights of their clergy
and people. The prelates of the third century imperceptibly changed the
language of exhortation into that of command, scattered the seeds of future
... 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
Julian ap. Cyril. l. vi. p. 206. Edit. Spanheim. 186 É. Hist. Eccles. iv. 3. Hieronym.
Epist. 83, [leg. 84. But in Migne's arrangement, ep. 70, vol. i. p. 667. Since Gibbon
wrote there have been discovered, not the Apology of Aristides in its original ...
... from the original disposition of human nature; and they supposed that any
popular mode of faith and worship which presumed to disclaim the assistance of
the senses would, in proportion as it receded from superstition, find itself
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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