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Change of the national Religion - Distinction of the spiritual and temporal Powers
State of the Bishops under the Christian Emperors I. Ele&tion of Bishops - em II.
Ordination of the Clergy * - III. Property - * - IV. Civil Jurisdićtion - - V. Spiritual ...
His Retreat - - * 383 Arian Bishops - so - 387 Divisions * - - - 388 I. Rome - - - 390
II. Constantinople - - 392 Cruelty of the Arians se - 396 345, &c. The Revolt and
Fury of the Donatist Circum- . . cellions. * * * as . * 398 Their religious Suicides ...
... interest of the sovereign engaged him to grant, a variety of special exemptions,
which tacitly allowed, and even authorised, the general use of torture. They
protected all perfons of illustrious or honourable rank, bishops 163 In the
He first dispatched a senator, in whose abilities he confided, and afterwards
several bishops, whose holy charaćter might obtain a more favourable audience,
with the offer of resigning the purple, and the promise of devoting the remainder
... and in the councils which were assembled under the gracious protection of
Constantine, the authority of the bishops was seasonably employed to ratify the
obligation of the military oath, and to inflict the penalty of excommunication on
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995