Gadarene


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Gadarene

swine Jesus sends demons from man to pigs. [N.T.: Matthew 8:28–32; Mark 5:1–13; Luke 8:26–33]
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SIR - The protests at the Senedd against the Mid Wales wind farms rightly raise the profile of this gadarene rush towards renewable energy sources.
This decision contradicts that adopted by Dostoevskii in Demans, where he strongly prefers to see every member of the Verkhovenskii crew plunge to their destruction--like the Gadarene swine in the preface to the book.
What we are seeing between the Tory Party and the Labour Party is this Gadarene rush to adopt the same policy positions and to shadow each other," he said.
Dowell's wry comment that "[i]t must have needed a whole herd of the Gadarene swine to make up his outfit" (25) insinuates something of an imbalance between having and being.
The gloomy fate Kawite foresees for his people, and his subsequent Gadarene rush to destruction, only serve to emphasise by contrast the bright future awaiting the purposeful settlers.
Supposing the Gospels of the Infancy to be consigned to the realm of tradition, and the Gadarene devils with their swine to that of legend, how much was left?
The image of the Gadarene demoniac after his encounter with Christ, found by witnesses to be "sitting there, clothed and in his right mind" (Mark 5:15), is one that may be invoked here to explain what the coming of the kingdom upon people is like.
Stop, you fools," I wanted to cry, "today is not the day, remember the Gadarene swine and the sticky end to which they came.
425-26);38 just as earlier he realizes that the miracle of the Gadarene swine has been an action as futile as attempting to cut the sea with a sword (p.
Stravinsky, by fleeing to the prehistoric past of jungle rhythm and sacrificial dance, or, later in his career, by leading the Gadarene regression to an ersatz classicism--"Back to Bach
Indeed, we have reached an ironic historic moment where, on the one hand, African youth pursues a gadarene flight from a myth-dominated, spiritually rich past into a westernised modernity, and on the other, cohorts of Western youth rush in the opposite direction, seeking a world of poetry and myth, anxious to quicken the shrivelled seeds of their spirituality, determined to reforge broken links with the soil, and shouting abuse at the sterilities and empty can of industrial civilization.
Filled with irrational passions, these common masses are driven to the deep by "some brainless devil," recalling the Gadarene swine possessed by demons.