In both Russia and the former captive nations in the periphery of the old Soviet Empire, the "fight against their ghosts" continues to get harder as idolization
of former communist dictator Joseph Stalin enjoys a newfound revival amid Russia's resurgence and quest for past Soviet glory.
When she first meets Mahmud, she imagines him as an ancient Egyptian king with a "pharaonic crown" (Sunset Oasis 14), an image that shows her irrational idolization
of Mahmud's figure and background.
In this sense fathers not only teach the standard, but become the standard of masculinity--serving as the reference point (a la Festinger, 1954) or archetype (a la Plato), even to the point of idolization
Here, Madame Bovary poses a challenge to the idolization
of mothers embedded in the image of the Virgin and, once again, Flaubert offers a demonstration of the "sin" implied in any image of virtue.
DAJANI'S experience as a radical youth in Lebanon immunized him against the idolization
of politicians--including Arafat, whom Palestinians lionize as the icon of the their national liberation movement.
of intellectual work is only a somewhat milder version of the N.
No hero has ever equaled the idolization
that he achieved.
But coming to that assumption may take, in my experience at least, dealing with the book's unabashed, even shameless style of total idolization
Protestantism's attempts to ferret out "papist" idolization
of the material world end up denying the very cornerstone of Christianity: faith in the Incarnate God.
Finally, I will apply this reflection to the contemporary threat of both life and belief in the God of life that lies in the accelerating idolization
and fetishization fuelled by modern financial capitalism.
So ubiquitous, indeed, is this imperative to emancipation that it has found expression in such ostensibly opposed phenomena as the scientistic banalization of love at the hands of the early advocates of birth control and eugenics, and in the cultic idolization
of it in the naturalized religions of late Romantics such as the novelists D.
22) This sort of worship is no longer directed toward the transcendent adoration of God, but the immanent idolization
of one's self.