demonism


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demonism

(ˈdiːməˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Theology)
a. belief in the existence and power of demons
b. worship of demons
2. (Theology) another word for demonology
ˈdemonist n

de•mon•ism

(ˈdi məˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. belief in or worship of demons.
2. the study of demons; demonology.
[1690–1700]
de′mon•ist, n.

demonism

1. the belief in demons.
2. the worship of demons. Also demonolatry. — demonist, n.
See also: Demons
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demonism - a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
black art, black magic, necromancy, sorcery - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
References in classic literature ?
no: but here thou beholdest even in a dumb brute, the instinct of the knowledge of the demonism in the world.
Highlights from more recent times include Twigger's portraits of Rene von Nebesky-Wojkowitz, the scholar from Vienna University who delved deeply into the history of Tibetan demonism, and Ekai Kawaguchi who made it to Lhasa in 1902 in search of Buddhist scriptures: Twigger describes him as 'one of the world's most unlikely explorers' but 'the equal of any of them'.
31, 33, 36, 38 and Kristen Poole, Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare's England: Spaces of Demonism, Divinity, and Drama (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 109.
But to conclude that the elderly woman's sarcasm evinces demonism ascribes to Hawthorne an uncritical acceptance of Puritan gender norms.
Broadly speaking, the demonism depicted in Doctor Faustus could be regarded as quite real to the early modern mind.
The snake, a complex teriomorphic symbol, is present in sexuality and creative demonism, from legends to the modern myth.
The Demonism of Creation in Goethe's Philosophy", inTransformagao, Philosophy Department of Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences of Unesp, Marilia--Sao Paulo/Brasil, vol.
I, of course, couldn't resist trying for an anagram of my own so I typed in my name and it came up with: "Slick on demonism.
dangerous mobility, for the angel's otherworldly power translates itself imperceptibly into a demonism that destroys all families and all houses" (4).
For insofar as the poet's consciousness can take hold of words, their demonism only leads to hopelessness.
As a Labour and trade union activist for over 60 years, experiencing the pain and triumph, I am disgusted at their demonism of the TU movement.
wrotes: The cultural values--as was also operate in the last decades of communism--was strongly influenced by the vision of this distinguished man, whose splendid Romanian language sounds great in an era when communist demonism managed to pervert--turning it into a sinister barking--even the sweetness of utterance.