The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 2

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byEdward Gibbon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... religious principles. As if he distrusted the impartiality of his ecclesiastical counsellors, this delicate commission was intrusted to a civil magistrate, whose learning and moderation he justly esteemed, and of whose venal character he was probably ignorant.' The emperor was soon convinced, that he had too hastily proscribed the orthodox faith and the exemplary morals of the Novatians, who had dissented from the church in some articles of discipline which were not perhaps essential to salvation. By a particular edict, he exempted them from the general penalties of the law; allowed them to build a church at Constantinople, respected the miracles of their saints, invited their bislrop Acesius to the council of Nice; and gently ridiculed the narrow tenets of his sect by a familiar 3 After some examination of the various opinions of Tillemont, Beausobre, Lardner, Ac., I am convinced that Manes did not propagate his sect, even in Persia, before the year 270. It is strange, that a philosophic and foreign heresy should have penetrated so rapidly into the African provinces; yet I cannot easily reject the edict of Diocletian against the Maniehaaans, which may be found in Baronius. (Annal EccL A. D. 287.) Constantinus enim, cum limatius superstitionum qusereret sectas, Maniclueorum et similium, &c. Ammian. xv. 15. Strategius, who from this commission obtained the surname of Musonianus, was n Christian of the Arian sect. He acted as one of the counts at the council of Sardica. Libanius praises his mildness and prudence. Vales. ad locum Ammian. 4 Cod. Theod. L xvi. tit. 5, leg. 2. As the general law is not inserted in the Theodosian Code, it probable that, in the year 438, the sect which it had condemned were already extinct. jest; which, from the mouth...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... religious principles. As if he distrusted the impartiality of his ecclesiastical counsellors, this delicate commission...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217389708

ISBN - 13:9780217389709

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