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eBook The Christians and the Fall of Rome (Penguin Great Ideas) download ISBN: 0143036246
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: Penguin Books; Later Printing edition (September 6, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 96
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Category: History
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Edward Gibbon does touch on this Biblical idea of Jesus returning during the lifetime of the disciples. Charismatics believe spiritual gifts to have continued.

Edward Gibbon does touch on this Biblical idea of Jesus returning during the lifetime of the disciples. Clearly this did not happen. I think the footnote mentioning Grotius is worth looking into further. Gibbon argued the notion of Christians and the church being able to perform exorcisms of demons, healings and even resurrections would have attracted converts. The power of prayer effect is worth keeping in mind too.

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Throughout history, some books have changed th. .Edward Gibbon uses a rational approach to this study, and probably for when he wrote it in the 18th Century, would most certainly roused a few peoples feathers as he is openly quite cutting and critical against organised religion, although towards the final few pages of the pamphlet he describes that originally Christianity was meant for the poor, meek, beggars, women and.

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Comments: (7)
Jesmi
Great thinkers' ideas are still meaningful today. Delightful but serious reading. Book format allows one to take the book everywhere for a read while waiting for an appointment....
Flathan
I was happy to find this excerpt from _Decline and Fall_.
Naril
This is an extract from the seminal six volume Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that deals with the rise of Christianity. Gibbon is a great historian and an excellent writer, considering the age of the work. Very readable, well documented. If one does not have time or energy for the six volumes, this extract fills in a great of very important Western history.
Shakataxe
Awesome book & it arrived on time
Mot
This is a very handy book, and an excellent introduction to Edward Gibbon's intellectual skills and unique prose. Gibbon builds a plausible thesis that the growth of Christianity was partly responsible for the fall of Rome. As this is an extract from a much larger work (Decline and Fall of Rome in six volumes), it is difficult to evaluate Gibbon's thesis properly. However, the prose is beautiful, all the more because such prose is so rarely seen now. Throughout the pamphlet, Gibbon focuses totally on the role of Christianity in decline of Rome, and does not veer from the subject at any stage.

The book is quite thin, you can easily slip it in your jacket and read it between meetings or while commuting. The paperback binding is fine, considering the size of the book. The type face is clear, and the paper is non-reflective, easy to read.

I picked up this book a couple of years ago and was so fascinated by Gibbon's ideas and writing style that I bought a larger condensation of Decline and Fall of Rome. The larger edition has also not disappointed - rather I am now seriously considering getting the full six-volume set.
Cerar
The book is the first book in a series written in 1776. The writing style is easy to read and the author explains his theory on how the Christians undermined the empire of Rome.
Some of his points are that unlike the Pagans who would sacrifice to all Gods and the emperor,the Christians like the Jews were staunchly monotheistic and their loyalty was to Christ alone. The Christians believed the Roman gods to be demons. This turned the Roman citizens who were Christians away from loyalty to the empire. It undermined patriotism to Rome. The Christians also abandoned logic and reason and turned to faith and superstition. This book was a new theory in its time and is very thought provoking to students of history. A must have in any thoughtful home library.
Brajind
I thought this was a very difficult read. This was written by a man that lived in the mid 1700's and I think that is why. I had a hard time following it, but think that 'back in the day' it was probably a good book.
A disorganized, random walk through history. Borrow it from a local library if you must read it, but don't waste your money buying a copy. Charles Freeman's books are better.