desacralization


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desacralization

(diːˌsækrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

desacralisation

n
the process of rendering anything less sacred; secularization
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The FAP instituted both parts of this desacralization movement, in the proliferation of murals in public places and the formation of Community Arts Centers, for example.
Around the time that MacCulloch cites as the end of the Reformation era and the beginning of "the desacralization of the world" (the 1690s), John Dryden was involved in such a consideration.
This requires a desacralization, a withdrawal of the mana canonically embodied in kava, and a mock carnival of hierarchy in which Fijians and tourists alike can act as chiefs or heralds.
1) On the other hand, however, desacralization also entails the loss of viability of the epic hero, whose being is rooted in a sacralized view of war and violence.
These two contrast well with Nicolas Miteran's exploration of the desacralization of the novel through Therese philosophe.
Others contribute to confusion among the people of God and to growing desacralization of Eucharistic celebrations.
The desacralization resulting from exaggerated secularization has resulted in a value vacuum which is being filled by a utilitarian ethic.
She traces the causes for the desacralization of the Talmud, which had been the traditional focus of study for Jewish men and male youths, and the recentering of Jewish education around Bible study.
5) In East Asia and elsewhere, the desacralization or secularization also seemed to have paved the way, in a bit later time and under Western influence, for the growth and professionalization of historical study, turning it gradually into a modern academic discipline.
According to this rival view, the initial move to detheologize politics and separate church and state emerged as a response to the devastation of the Thirty Years War (1618-48), which was fought mainly in Germany; further, this desacralization of politics was formulated through an ensemble of "civil sciences"--"modern" natural law, political law, neo-Aristotelian and neo-Stoic political sciences, civic republicanism--rather than through university metaphysics or moral philosophy (p.
There are treatments off (a) late antiquity's experimental reshaping of the past in the light of its own preoccupations (Averil Cameron) and (b) the different forms of sacralization and desacralization of the land (Beatrice Caseau),
Along with the general desacralization of the monarchy, these changes are covered in Merrick, The Desacralization of the French Monarchy in the Eighteenth Century.