excarnation


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excarnation

(ˌɛkskɑːˈneɪʃən)
n
1. the act of removing flesh, esp from a corpse
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiast the act of (a soul) leaving the body after death
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The evidence of dismemberment, as indicated from the location of the perimortem cut marks on bones, suggests that excarnation was part of the burial practice at Carrowkeel.
RK: Charles Taylor calls our digital age an age of excarnation.
The second way of responding to Gregory's challenges concerning the Reformation's loss of the virtue tradition also returns us to Taylor's charge of excarnation and Luther's particular incarnational logic.
1997): "The ritual framework of excarnation by exposure as the mortuary practice of the early and middle Iron Ages of central southern Britain".
These are buildings used for a process known as excarnation or sky burial -- the removal of flesh from corpses by vultures and other birds.
The distinction between anthropogenic and spontaneous mummies rests on a methodological bias which can more readily detect human intervention in the decomposition process such as evisceration, excerebration, and excarnation.
In the early modern period, Hillman observes, we can see a move toward excarnation, as inwardness loses its "meaning as 'entrails,' gradually coming to mean 'interiority, inner essence'" (4).
Definition of burial rites: excarnation, token deposition and inhumation
The power of the "metaphysical imaginary" is thus such as to draw one away from the "intimacy--the truth, the beauty--of finiteness," the conceptualization and excarnation the former involves disallowing that other "infinity [at the heart] of the slightest existing [--and of course mortal--] thing.
It is believed that the bodies had been through a process known as excarnation, where they would have been left out in the open (or possibly suspended on wooden racks) to be picked clean of flesh by birds and animals.
Sobre ese horizonte ideal se desarrollan los sucesivos episodios que, de manera perceptible, se sustancian en hoyos, circulos de piedras, cenizas o restos de madera quemada; incluso, por aventurada que resulte la propuesta, tampoco habria que rechazar la posibilidad de que tambien actuaran como lugar de previa exposicion de los cadaveres a los elementos, la denominada, en terminos anglosajones, excarnation.
Decreation effects excarnation, the return of things to their original nothingness.