religious mania


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religious mania

Mania resulting from excessive religious fervor.
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Let us now say a few words concerning individual cases of religious mania not necessarily caused by revivals or the Millerite delusion.
She seems ready to roll her eyes at her mother's religious mania (Mum gets more screen time here, yet seems more irrelevant); "That's not even in the Bible
One such hybrid is Gus, half-deer, half-boy, raised far from the horror and mayhem of the apocalypse in a remote wooden cabin by his father, a man possessed by religious mania and haunted by prophetic visions.
Founded by Mabel Barltrop, the widow of an Anglican clergyman, who founded the group after a couple of lengthy stints in lunatic asylums, where she appeared to suffer from a mixture of depression and religious mania.
In his opinion the killer must have been a man of solitary habits, subject to "periodical attacks of homicidal and erotic mania", with the character of the mutilations possibly indicating "satyriasis" Bond also stated that "the homicidal impulse may have developed from a revengeful or brooding condition of the mind, or that religious mania may have been the original disease but I do not think either hypothesis is likely".
But Lucas, who is trying to write a book about religious mania in Jerusalem, doesn't want what the Russian is selling.
Quite so; given Nicholas' mental instability and religious mania, which Figes may be the first to emphasise, this could have been sufficient cause for him to invade the Ottoman Empire.
The more I read about these women, who assure us no one is forcing them into their black tents, the more I've come to the conclusion it's a form of religious mania.
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