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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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The glory as well as the fund-raising of the missions were in direct proportion to the degradation and diabolism of the heathen.
Self-accusing diabolism aside, this exclamation suggests an extraordinarily intimate relationship with God.
This kind of opposition came to a head in London with media reports from 2005 that moved from describing the exorcisms as rituals to fight diabolism to presenting the rituals themselves as diabolic, "a form of primitive black jungle savagery dressed in Christian guise.
This was the essence of a rhetorical diabolism that purged democratic anxiety by channeling it into an impulse to war.
The Devil in the New World: The Impact of Diabolism in New Spain.
A Church reformer who came into conflict with Pope Innocent IV (and in the last year of his life may have been excommunicated), one catalog of Grosseteste's works includes treatises on sound, motion, heat, color, form, and biology, all of which are of interest to psychologists, and also writings on necromancy, and diabolism as well as a host of mundane and practical matters (Southern, 1986).
Note again that the alleged diabolism of Jews is repeatedly linked to strange practices involving (and linking) blood and bread.
His Autobiography states that he never "indulged very much in the current arguments about the relativity of evil or the unreality of sin," for he was "one of the few people in that world of diabolism who really believed in devils.
Spiritism versus Diabolism, Judgement versus Prejudice, Truth versus Error, Melbourne, B.
Having studied the same documents, Bogdanor shows that Chomsky has deliberately manipulated the text to show a Ben Gurion not as the idealist he was but as the architect of Zionist diabolism.
Some years back, Procter & Gamble was forced to deny widespread rumors that a moon-and-stars logo on boxes of soapsuds symbolized corporate diabolism.
Although Johnstone provides a few examples, this reviewer would have appreciated more discussion of the problematic relationship between diabolism and predestinarian theology.