demonic


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Synonyms for demonic

Synonyms for demonic

extremely evil or cruel

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The vast majority of English men and women understood their lives and the world around them based on their experience of the devil and demonic temptation.
However, insights from medical anthropology and a greater familiarity with the medical knowledge of the first century suggest to us that there is another way in which we can understand demonic possession.
But signs of a smaller-scale demonic involvement can include symptoms as subtle as unexplainable grief, torment and distress.
Francis Cleary, who teaches a course on Evil and the Demonic Tradition at the Jesuit-run St.
8) But sources such as the detailed transcripts of a trial for demonic possession remain rare and are deserving of close historical scrutiny.
He relies to some extent on the experience of other priests in order to expose demonic activity from the first-hand experiences of level-headed people.
Although, according to the holy scripture, demonic possession can occur, Jewish rabbis exclude the phenomenon and give an interpretation different from that of Christian theologians.
Moreover the Neoplatonic sources of his magic were demonic, and the magic described by his disciple, Diacceto, is clearly demonic" (45-46).
Though they're ostensibly both horror movies, the two films approach the subject of demonic possession with entirely different objectives in mind.
By using these devices he battled the deceptive rhetoric of demonic forces that deceive non-Christian Jews, Gentiles, and some "weak" believers.
Tommy is a student at a Navaho boarding school for gifted children, and it appears that the school itself may be affected by demonic possession.
Maybe it has to do with Althoff's expanding his repertoire of bohemian adolescents to include the more somber protagonists of a demonic German past.
No garden-variety drag queen channeling or emulating Liza or Barbra, he was his own demonic diva.
Informed by anthropological treatments of religion, the questions to be asked concern the social dynamics that are orchestrated around Satan and other demonic figures.
Maker of Award-Winning Warcraft Series Introduces New RPG in Which Supernatural Forces and Demonic Creatures Await Players as They Descend