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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.g.
Here it is difficult not to think that Stapledon is purposely satirizing the accusations of diabolism made against him by C.
* Raymond Davis diabolism, May 2, Abotababad episode, Sallala check- post air raid and drones attacks; whether it is a strangulation or strategic cooperation?
And if one is familiar with Nabokov's novels, it becomes fairly obvious that there was a kinship between his chess and his writing, as we can gather from the following remarks he made on his composing chess problems in exile: "Deceit to the point of diabolism, and originality, verging upon the grotesque, were my notions of strategy; ....
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. But, to the discerning late-medieval eye, Thomas Cromwell's rise from blacksmith's son to Chancellor of England is, in and of itself, suspect.
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. The combination of the flamboyant and the understated works.
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).
Even the coat-trailing atheism and toy town diabolism of Dublin's ephemeral (the author, David Ryan's, word) Hell Fire Club are cast as early stirrings of a (somewhat dimly) enlightened and 'modernizing' secularism.