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Deliverance

See also Freedom.
Aphesius
epithet of Zeus, meaning ‘releaser.’ [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 292–293]
Bolivar, Simón
(1783–1830) the great liberator of South America. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 325]
Bon’, Brian
freed Ireland from the Danes. [Irish Myth.: Walsh Classical, 61–62]
Brown, John
(1800–1859) abolitionist; attempted to liberate slaves. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 64]
Ehud
freed Israelites from Moabites by murdering king. [O.T.: Judges 3:15]
Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln’s declaration freeing the slaves (1863). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 161]
Gideon
with 300 men, saved Israel from Midianites. [O.T.: Judges 6:14, 7:19–21]
Jephthah
routed the Ammonites to save Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 11:32]
Lincoln, Abraham
(1809–1865) 16th U.S. president; the Great Emancipator. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 286–287]
Messiah
expected leader sent by God to exalt Israel. [Judaism: Brewer Dictionary]
Moses
led his people out of bondage. [O.T.: Exodus]
Othniel
freed Israelites from bondage of Cushan-rishathaim. [O.T.: Judges 3:9]
Parsifal
deliverer of Amfortas and the Grail knights. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Parsifal, Westerman, 250]
Passover
festival commemorating Exodus. [Judaism: Wigoder, 472; O.T.: Exodus 12]
Purim
Jewish festival commemorating salvation from Haman’s destruction. [O.T.: Esther 9:20–28]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Prayers were equally offered for deliverance from all manner of spiritual bondages.
Mr Newport said he had carried out tens of thousands of deliverances and written books on the subject.
The exorcism, also known as deliverance, was carried out by Pastor Trevor Newport, Pentecostal minister from Stoke-on-Trent, in front of a select panel at a venue in east London, on Thursday night.
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In the Church of England, he said, both the Bishop of Lichfield and his special adviser on the subject had to be consulted first before a deliverance was carried out.
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(19) It is a significant title but not one that should be read too politically, for White is writing primarily about private meanings and private deliverances (a deliverance, for example, from the terror of personal annihilation).
Between 1881 and 1896 William Hale White (1831-1913), creating the persona Mark Rutherford (1830-c.18807) - pseudonym is so weak a term as to be positively misleading, wrote six interlinked fictions: The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, Mark Rutherford's Deliverance, The Revolution in Tanner's Lane, Miriam's Schooling, Catharine Furze, and Clara Hopgood.
In this article I want to concentrate particularly on one aspect of Deliverance: the question of the meanings of 'deliverance'.
The book is frequently referred to simply as Deliverance, but the title-page insists that it is Mark Rutherford's deliverance.
The question is further complicated by the problematic history of the word 'deliverance', a term carrying legal, religious, and (I shall be arguing) Spinozistic philosophico-ethical meanings, all of which can be seen to be (at least potentially) relevant.