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diabolism

a. activities designed to enlist the aid of devils, esp in witchcraft or sorcery
b. worship of devils or beliefs and teachings concerning them
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In terms of what Marc Tyrrell calls an "anti-cosmology", (14) diabolism legitimates emergent psychological needs and desires that are incompatible with the moral content of a hegemonic cosmological and epistemological system (e.
However, the Delhi rape case has been discussed not only inside India but internationally because of its brutality, diabolism, cruelty, shamelessness and ferocity.
In the late eighteenth century Romantic period, following the release of The Castle of Otranto (1765), there was an upsurge of interest in the Middle Ages and the term 'gothic' came to be associated with diabolism, incest, murder and the supernatural.
65) It then goes on to state unequivocally that it is an error to believe that it is not idolatry to summon intimacies and friendships and aid of demons through magical arts and spells and nefarious invocations ('per artes magicas et maleficia et invocationes nefarias querere familiaritates et amicitias et auxilium demonum'), linking sorcery to diabolism and heresy and calling for the prohibition of all witchcraft, even that intended to do social good (in this context, heal the King's malady).
At first glance, it might seem striking that Mantel's two novels set in the early modern era--a time in which the superstitions of the Dark Ages had not quite been supplanted by Renaissance humanism--do not offer such obvious hints of diabolism.
At the other end of the spectrum, Husaini has written four books since 2005 on issues related to the fatwa, two of which were published just a few months after the controversy began, entitled Pluralisme agama: Fatwa MUI yang tegas dan tidak kontroversial (Religious pluralism: A straightforward and uncontroversial fatwa, 2005) and Islam liberal, pluralisme agama dan diabolisme intelektual (Liberal Islam, religious pluralism and intellectual diabolism, 2005).
Michael Lennon: "I work on the notion that there's godliness within us and diabolism as well.
Hrithik Roshan opts for a perfectly- tuned low-pitched performance to offset Sanjay Dutt's larger-than-life diabolism.
Anne-Marie Bird articulates the complicated relationship between the terms, using the Biblical allusions of the text as a point of demarcation: "The association of witch and serpent creates a powerful duo of diabolism with connotations of Eve, temptation, seduction, and the fall of humanity" (120).
102[a]), Hogg, employing a term from diabolism, once referred in correspondence to Wilson and Lockhart as the "master spirits" of Blackwood's, and it is just such a powerful being that Gil-Martin suggests Robert can become if he conquers his scruples about killing: "Thou art called to a high vocation; to cleanse the sanctuary of thy God in this thy native land by the shedding of blood; go thou forth then like a ruling energy, a master spirit of desolation in the dwellings of the wicked, and high shall be your reward both here and hereafter"(102).