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Synonyms for demonism

a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)

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Seventeenth-century Spanish playwrights repeatedly incorporate many of Father Jose de Acosta's ideas on native demonism and idolatry into the comedia, which means that the Devil is the only contemporary dramatic character who truly personifies autochthonous resistance to European imperial expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean.
But to conclude that the elderly woman's sarcasm evinces demonism ascribes to Hawthorne an uncritical acceptance of Puritan gender norms.
Broadly speaking, the demonism depicted in Doctor Faustus could be regarded as quite real to the early modern mind.
The snake, a complex teriomorphic symbol, is present in sexuality and creative demonism, from legends to the modern myth.
I, of course, couldn't resist trying for an anagram of my own so I typed in my name and it came up with: "Slick on demonism."
For insofar as the poet's consciousness can take hold of words, their demonism only leads to hopelessness.
dangerous mobility, for the angel's otherworldly power translates itself imperceptibly into a demonism that destroys all families and all houses" (4).
(9) The satire takes two forms: one is a playful exaggeration of the features that bothered critics such as Lewis while the second, more subtle, satire is the lurking suspicion of demonism inherent in the rational and benevolent-seeming flames.
As a Labour and trade union activist for over 60 years, experiencing the pain and triumph, I am disgusted at their demonism of the TU movement.
wrotes: The cultural values--as was also operate in the last decades of communism--was strongly influenced by the vision of this distinguished man, whose splendid Romanian language sounds great in an era when communist demonism managed to pervert--turning it into a sinister barking--even the sweetness of utterance." (17)
For the Ghost as a purgatorial figure, see Greenblatt, Hamlet in Purgatory; and Kristen Poole, Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare's England: Spaces of Demonism, Divinity, and Drama (Cambridge U.
Chapter six, "Despair and Demonism," is a dense chapter because it not only re-engages with earlier chapters but also examines many interesting and unusual aspects pertaining to the Quakers, melancholia, suicide, and witchcraft.
The retrieval of mythical spaces, such as the cemetery; Porfirio, the servant, as a character and as dramatical element; the intensification of demonism in the hero's character; the seductive powers of fame--which could be an allusion to Torrado's version--are some of these themes.