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It would be easy, but it would be unbecoming, to justify the complaint of the Deity,
from the whole tenor of the Mosaic history. The Jewish religion was admirably
fitted for defence, but it 4 THE DECLINE AND FALL Its gradual increase '
6), and is mentioned by several ecclesiastical writers ; though sonic of them too
hastily extend this interdiction to the whole country of Palestine. "The milder
Gnostics considered Jehovah, the Creator, as a Being OF THE ROMAN EMPIEE
It is to be observed that both Irenaeus and Hippoly'us apply the word Gnostic in a
wide sense to a whole class of cognate views, not (like Epiphanius) to a special
sect ; Hippolytus, however, chiefly uses it of the Ophites and Syrian Gnostics.
A noble Grecian had rested on this important ground the whole controversy, and
promised Theophilus, bishop of Antioch, that, if he could be gratified with the
sight of a single person who had been actually raised from the dead, he would ...
... or by that of war; even though their criminal or hostile attempts should threaten
the peace and safety of the whole community.101 It was acknowledged that,
under a. less perfect law, the powers of the Jewish constitution had been
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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 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 6
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1914