religious mania


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religious mania

Mania resulting from excessive religious fervor.
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Prichard also takes up the question of which Christian sects, if any, might be more likely to create religious mania; he even provides a chart in which he includes Judaism as well (p 150).
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. The Panacea Society advocated a celibate communal lifestyle with elaborate middle-class rules of etiquette and a conviction that the successful practitioners would never die.
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".
The story of the century." 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.
All told, this is a terrific tale set against the backdrop of religious mania and the apocalyptic onset of the devastating plague.
While subject both to impulses of secularization as well as certain kinds of religious mania, America remains a more mainstream religious nation than much of Europe, and it is ultimately in the Judeo-Christian religions, which predate liberalism, that an alternative and truer understanding of our anthropology remains available.
A lot can be learned from paperbacks entitled How to Convert Total Strangers to Religious Mania in Six Easy Steps, or White Supremacy Made Simple, none of it good.
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