Devil Theatre: Demonic
Possession and Exorcism in English Renaissance Drama, 1558-1642.
Wink identifies three ways in which the language of the demonic
was used: to describe outer personal possession, collective possession, and the inner personal demonic
Leatherbarrow having clearly established his methodology at the outset, the next chapters on Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Devils run along similar lines, tracing with commendable meticulousness an elaborate network of demonic
Its author asks how an angelic spirit might be distinguished from a demonic
when a human host was "possessed.
More than bizarre behavior however, it was the clients' perversion of truth which forced him to address his previous denial of the demonic
possession, the belief that evil has pervaded the body, offers the investigator opportunities to develop themes of complicity between the evil forces and the suspect; however, demonic
possession may create grounds for an insanity defense for the suspect.
As this list illustrates, nearly every aspect of human life was vulnerable, in theory, to demonic
Once they begin to work, they can have an uncanny, almost demonic
effect, causing otherwise rational people to act strangely.
In the absence of such a linkage with the transcendent, science and its products have become demonic
tools which are being used to plunge humanity into an abyss, the like of which has never before been witnessed.
Lame horror in which the hero has to save his childhood sweetheart and her young brother from the demonic
hag Tooth Fairy that killed his mom when he was a boy.
According to Patocka, Derrida writes, "In the proper sense of the word, religion exists once the secret of the sacred, orgiastic or demonic
mystery has been, if not destroyed, at least integrated, and finally subjected to the sphere of responsibility.
to complete his perverted syllogism" (54), language provides the opening for demonic
appropriation of human desires.
The other thing about the knack is that it has theological, demonic
, and sexual components.
Yesterday he said: "Any inter-community or inter-religion violence is horrific, but when aggression is targeted at children it moves into the realm of demonic
Hackers posted demonic
language and the image of a television character onto Louisiana College's Web site, the second time in a month the Baptist school's site has been marred.