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Synonyms for demoniac

someone who acts as if possessed by a demon

frenzied as if possessed by a demon

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Avorti, "The Vernacularization of Scripture and African Beliefs: The Story of the Gerasene Demoniac among the Ewe of West Africa," in The Bible in Africa: Transactions, Trajectories, and Trends, ed.
If it turned out to be a lie, it was a trick used to beguile naive laity by an opposing confessional faction, or was proof of the falseness of the Devil (47) who incited the counterfeit demoniac to lie about their possession to ridicule the attempts of the ministers to banish the demon.
In Chapter 1, "Early Diagnostics," she argues that the demoniac is an amalgam of intimate, cultural, and social experiences.
It is a fight to prove the worth of man, to prove that there is an intrinsic inborn God-given worth to every person, and that even the demoniac teachings of a Hitler cannot destroy that worth."
(29) Robert Wrangdon and Dale Peterson, Demoniac Males: Apes and the Origin of Human Violence (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996), 14.
Jesus and the disciples had weathered a great storm, then Jesus cured a demoniac, caused a pig-herd tragedy, and finally returned to Jewish territory from across the sea (Mark 4:35-5:21).
Or the demoniac who could now be trusted to behave?
This, he continues is "the true horror of the Mystery Man: not any evil, demoniac intentions and so on; just the fact that when he is in front of you, he, as it were, sees through you" (ibid).
His 'dance', however, together with his song as Billy Hicks' skeleton is raised, is more muted than is suggested in the text, where 'his face is contorted with demoniac fury'.
So by enumerating these musical notes, Edmond reveals his demoniac, diabolic nature.
"The offence in the present case has indubitably been committed in an extremely fiendish, demoniac, barbaric and nefarious manner.
A division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice Pratibha Rani dismissed the appeals of the four convicts and ruled that the demoniac, barbaric and nefarious nature of the crime made for a case of the " rarest of rare." The division bench also ruled that the horrific brutality involved in the crime called for exemplary punishment to send out a strong message to the society.