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He will adopt the division unknown to the ancients, of civil and ecclesiastical
affairs; the vićtory of the Christians, and their intestine discord, will supply copious
and distinct materials both for edification and for scandal. After the defeat and ...
About the same time that Constantine gave a legal fančtion to the ecclesiastical
order, he instituted in the Roman empire the nice balance of the civil and the
military powers. The emulation, and sometimes the discord, which reigned
... powerful and civilized tribes or cities of Gaul, occupied an extent of territory,
which now contains above five hundred thousand inhabitants, in the two
ecclesiastical dioceses of Autun and Nevers “: and with the 183 Cod. Theod. I. v.
tit. ix, x, xi.
The vićtories and the civil policy of Constantine no longer influence the state of
Europe; but a confiderable portion of the globe still retains the impression which it
received from the conversion of that monarch ; and the ecclesiastical institutions ...
According to the strictness of ecclesiastical language, the first of the Christian
emperors was unworthy of that name, till the mom, nt of his death; fince it was
only during his last illness A.D. 337. that he received, as a catechumen, the
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