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TEIE HISTORY OE THE

T) ECLIN E AND FALL OF THE

ROMAN EMEPIERE.

By EDWARD GIBBON.

A NEW EDITION, WITH NOTES.

BY DEAN MILMAN, M. GUIZOT, AND SIR WILLIAM
SMITH, D.C.L., LL.D.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.—Vol. III.

WITH PORTRAIT AND MAPS.

NEW IMPRESSION.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET,
1903.

printed br william clowes AND sons, LIMITED, Jonuon AND BECCLES.

Au rights reserved

C O N TENTS

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THE THIRD WOL U M E.

A.D. Page A.D. Page
306–337. Date of the Conversion The Conversion of Constan-
of Constantine . . . . 1 tine might be sincere . . 17
His Pagan Superstition . . 3 The fourth Eclogue of Virgil 19
300-312. He protects the Chris- Devotion and Privileges of
tians of Gaul . . . . 4 Constantine . . . . . 20
313. Edict of Milan . . 5 Delay of his Baptism till the

approach of Death . . . 21

Propagation of Christianity . 23

312-438. Change of the national

Religion . . . . . . 25

Distinction of thespiritual and

temporal Powers . . . 26

State of the Bishops under the

Christian Emperors . . . 27

I. Election of Bishops . 28

II. Ordination of the Clergy 30

III. Property . . . . . 32

IV. Civil Jurisdiction . . 34

W. Spiritual Censures . . 36

WI. Freedom of public Preach-

ing . . . . . . 37

VII. Privilege of legislative

Assemblies . . . .

CHAPTER XXI.

PERSECUTION OF HERESY.--THE SCHISM OF THE DONATISTS--THE ARIAN CON-

TROVERSY.—ATHANASIUS.—DISTRACTED STATE OF THE CHURCH AND EMPIRE

UNDER CONSTANTINE AND HIS SONS.–TOLERATION OF PAGANISM.

312. African Controversy . . .

315. Schism of the Donatists . . 44

The Trinitarian Controversy 45

42 | A.C.

360. The System of Plato . . . 45

The Logos . . . . . . 46

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