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  Christian demonology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christian demonology is the study of the demons from a Christian point of view.
Christian demonology is mainly Roman Catholic, but other Christian churches do not deny the existence of demons or their nature, although concepts can vary depending on the church.
Christian demonology states that the mission of the demons is to induce humans to sin, often by testing their faith in God.
wikipedia.cas.ilstu.edu /index.php/Christian_demonology   (778 words)

  
  Demonology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Insofar as it involves exegesis, demonology is an orthodox branch of theology.
The most extensive exposition of Christian demonology are Heinrich Kramer's Malleus Maleficarum—once thought to have been co-written by Jacob Sprenger— and Nicholas Remy's Demonolatry, both assuming the reality of witchcraft and its capability of posing a threat to the Roman Catholic church.
Demonology refers to catalogues that attempt to name and set a hierarchy to demons and spirits thought to be malignant.
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 Christian demonology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian demonology is the study of the demons from a Christian point of view.
Christian demonology states that the mission of the demons is to induce humans to sin, often by testing their faith in God.
According both to Christian theology and Christian demonology, all evilness in this world is allegedly caused by demons with God's permission, as their mission serving God; for example in the narratives of the Book of Job and the Temptation of Christ.
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 Symbols and symbolism in Christian demonology - Biocrawler
This can have an explanation in the fact that in some Christian rituals of baptism, especially in Catholicism, salt is put on the lips of the child during the ceremony of the baptism as a symbol of wisdom.
Nevertheless, wine is the Christian symbol that during the mass is transubstantiated into the flesh and blood of Jesus and demons do not show dislike for wine.
This was probably due to the fact that Christian demonologists believed that during the Sabbath was celebrated a Black Mass with a parody of the communion.
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 Christian demonology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since early Christianity, demonology has evolved from an almost simple belief in some demons to a complex study that has abandoned the original idea taken from Jewish demonology and Christian scriptures to become an imaginative subject.
Christian demonology is mainly Roman Catholic, but other Christian churches do not deny the existence of demons or their nature, although concepts can vary depending on the church.
According to Christian demonology demons are angels, spiritual, immutable, eternal and pure evil.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Christian_demonology   (779 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Number of demons
In early times of Christianity it was accepted an unknown number of demons, but later, during the Late Middle Ages, some demonologists tried to evaluate this number.
Christianity is a monotheistic religion that recognizes Jesus Christ as its central figure, Lord and Messiah.
As it had been said by Christian theology that there was 400 millions of angels, Alfonso de Spina calculated that about one third of them were demons, and in 1467 he asserted that the number of demons was 133,316,666 demons.
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 Devil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In classic demonology, however, each of these alternate names refers to a specific supernatural entity, and there is significant disagreement as to whether any of these specific entities is actually evil.
Early Christian tradition interpreted the word and the entire paragraph referring to Satan, his fell of grace, and the moment he was thrown from Heaven, identifying this name with him, and Lucifer became another name for Satan; due to the Christian dogma and popular tradition, so it will remain.
However, in Christian tradition but not in Christian demonology, Satan, Lucifer and Beelzebub mean "the Devil", and Prince of this World, The Beast and Dragon (and rarely Serpent or The Old Serpent) use to be elliptic forms to refer to him.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Demonology
Demonology is the study of demons as a branch of systematic study.
To the extent that it refers to theology elaborating the meaning of sacred texts, demonology is an orthodox branch of theology.
The most extensive statement of western Christian demonology[?] is the Malleus Maleficarum of Jacob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer, which attempted to prove that the existence and power of witchcraft were an integral part of the Roman Catholic faith.
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 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Some idea of the antiquity of demonology and magical practices might be gathered from notices in the Bible or in classic literature, to say nothing of the argument that might be drawn from the universality of these beliefs and practices.
The rabbinical demonology of the Talmud and Midrashim is very far from the reticence and sobriety of the canonical writings in regard to this subject.
Throughout the Christian Middle Ages the external systems of demonology among the uncultured races or in the ancient civilizations of the East continued their course, and may still be found flourishing in the home of their origin or in other lands.
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 Christian demonology
As it is common in monotheistic religions, and Christian theology did, some deities of other cults were turned into demons, which in this particular case increased the number and names of those entities adding peculiar characteristics to them.
Since early Christianity, demonology has been evolved from an almost simple belief in some demons to a complex study that has abandoned the original idea taken from Jewish demonology and Christian scriptures to become an imaginative subject.
Christian demonology is mainly Catholic, but other Christian churches do not deny the existence of demons or their nature, although concepts can vary depending on the church.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ch/christian_demonology.html   (363 words)

  
 Christian demonology
First it has to be noted that well as theology demonology is not a science since it not (and cannot) be proved by any method and is based only in personal Unlike in the case of theology in there was never agreement among authors.
Since early Christianity demonology has evolved from an almost belief in some demons to a complex that has abandoned the original idea taken Jewish demonology and Christian scriptures to become imaginative subject.
Christian demonology is mainly Roman Catholic but other Christian churches do not the existence of demons or their nature concepts can vary depending on the church.
www.freeglossary.com /Nature_and_appearance_of_the_demons   (1135 words)

  
 Demonology Information
Insofar as it involves exegesis, demonology is an orthodox branch of theology.
Demonology refers to catalogues that attempt to name and set a hierarchy to demons and spirits thought to be malignant.
In this sense, demonology can be seen as the mirror image of angelology, which attempts to compile the same information for good spirits.
www.bookrags.com /Demonology   (693 words)

  
 Definition of Sexuality in Christian demonology
Perhaps, being that Christianity attributes the agency of some (not all) temptation to sins to demons, and all non-heterosexual tendencies are considered "sins" by it, demons should be of both sexes and their tendency bisexual, and there should be even homosexual demons of both sexes, but nobody considered this possibility for them.
Christian theologians associated the coitus with procreation and not pleasure, but this does not seem to be valid for demons, who might be supposed to want all pleasures that Christian religion denied to humans.
Christianity considers sexual pleasure outside of the bonds of marriage to be inappropriate and sinful, so it should be appropriate for demons, especially if it is contrary to what allegedly is "God's will".
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 Christian demonology - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters
The evolution of the Christian 'Devil' and pentagram are examples of early rituals and images that have been attributed 'evil' qualities by the Christian churches.
Since early Christianity], demonology has evolved from a simple acceptance of demons to a complex study that has grown from the original ideas taken from Jewish demonology and Christian scriptures.
According both to Christian theology and Christian demonology, all evil in the world is caused by demons with God's permission, as their mission serving God; for example in the narratives of the Book of Job and the Temptation of Christ.
www.monstropedia.org /index.php?title=Christian_demonology   (989 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Symbols and symbolism in Christian demonology Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This can have an explanation in the fact that in some Christian rituals of baptism, especially in Catholicism, salt is put on the lips of the child during the ceremony of the baptism as a symbol of wisdom.
Nevertheless, wine is the Christian symbol that during the mass is transubstantiated into the flesh and blood of Jesus and demons do not show dislike for wine.
This was probably due to the fact that Christian demonologists believed that during the Sabbath was celebrated a Black Mass with a parody of the communion.
www.ipedia.com /symbols_and_symbolism_in_christian_demonology.html   (1104 words)

  
 Christian demonology: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christian demonology is the study of the demon demon quick summary:
Christianity is an abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of jesus of nazareth as described in the...
Christian demonology states that the mission of the demons is to induce humans to sin sin quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/christian_demonology.htm   (3429 words)

  
 Devil - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Later Christian theologians and philosophers read the Torah and, through their worldview, determined that God must have created some being of equal stature to at least temporarily afflict mankind with plagues and lamentation in an attempt to turn true believers from God, later to be purified through fire.
Thus, early Christian tradition interpreted the passage as a reference to the moment Satan was thrown from Heaven.
Christian tradition differs from that of Christian demonology in that Satan, Lucifer and Beelzebub all are names that refer to "the Devil", and Prince of this World, The Beast and Dragon (and rarely Serpent or The Old Serpent) use to be elliptic forms to refer to him.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Devil   (1712 words)

  
 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, Alabama (AL)
The evolution of the Christian Devil and pentagram are examples of early rituals and images that showcase evil qualities by the Christian churches.
Christian demonology is mainly studied within the Roman Catholic Church, although some other Christian churches do not deny the existence of demons.
A very early form of incarnation of demons was the idea of demon possession, trying to explain that a demon entered the body of a person with some purpose or simply to punish that one for some allegedly committed sin.
www.timesdaily.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Christian_demonology   (2319 words)

  
 Demonology - Definition, explanation
The most extensive statement of western Christian demonology is the Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer (once thought to have been co-written by Jacob Sprenger), which attempted to prove that the existence and power of witchcraft were an integral part of the Roman Catholic faith.
The grimoires of occult magic are the tomes that contain the lore of this version of demonology, yet not all occultists modern and ancient neccesarily invoked demons.
In Christianity Satan is the opposing force of all evil in conjunction with the all-good god and human Jesus, healing man from his original sin.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/d/de/demonology.php   (417 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - DEMONOLOGY.
It was the primitive demonology of Babylonia which peopled the world of the Jews with beings of a semi-celestial and semi-infernal nature.
It was only at a certain period and within a certain circle that demonology received its specific character as part of the cosmic power of evil, and in opposition to angelology as part of the cosmic power of good.
The whole Jewish and pagan world at the beginning of the Christian era believed in those magic formulas by which the evil powers of the demons could be subdued, and the Jewish exorcists found a fertile soil everywhere for the cultivation of their Essene notions and their magic.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Demonology is the systematic study of demons or beliefs about demons.
Demonology is the branch of theology relating to superhuman beings who are not gods.
Christianity is traditionally wary of the study of Demonology, typified by the words of Albert Magnus "It is taught by the demons, it teaches about the demons, and it leads to the demons."
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Christian demonology
In general, the more civilized pagan societies came to consider demons as powerful, supernatural beings who lacked the dignity of gods and who, depending on the circumstance, might be either benevolent or malevolent in their dealings with men.
The world, the flesh and the devil: Robert W. Thurston looks at the politics of demonology and rethinks attitudes to witches and women between 1400 and 1700.
And Christianity's response to the critiques of the philosophers...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Christian+demonology   (894 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Demonology
demonology and magical practices might be gathered from notices in the Bible or in classic literature, to say nothing of the argument that might be drawn from the universality of these beliefs and practices.
Scripture and Christian theology (for Christian doctrine is free from the dualism of the Mazdean system), the essential struggle between good and evil is still the same in both cases.
Rabbis, that the air is full of demons, and that men are in danger of receiving them into their systems it may certainly be said that in the days of the early Christians the air was dangerously full of demonologies, and that men were in peculiar peril of adopting erroneous doctrines on this matter.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04713a.htm   (4088 words)

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