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 (sā′krə-līz′, săk′rə-)
tr.v. sa·cra·lized, sa·cra·liz·ing, sa·cra·liz·es
To make sacred.

sa′cral·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈseɪkrəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) to make sacred


(ˈseɪ krəˌlaɪz, ˈsæk rə-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make sacred; imbue with sacred character.
sa`cral•i•za′tion, n.
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They agree that any proper theology of creation must resist sacralizing nonhuman creatures.
Finally, we are not playing a game of demonizing one side and sacralizing another.
In this manner, we might say, the writer performs the action of sacralizing the profane, finding the extraordinary in humdrum history.
Megalomania sends him galloping into geopolitical--and now meteorological--thickets, sacralizing politics and bending theology to premature, intemperate policy endorsements," she said.
For example, his writing of ecstatic trance in relation to "the sacralizing arts of virtualization" (p.
We can end up with a 'grid of victimization,' involving 'perpetrator, victim, survivor, bystander, gray zone, rescuer' and now 'secondary witnesses with sacralizing, sublimating, or messianic inclinations.
However, there was significant consensus in the conference that the Bible must not be utilized to justify oppression or supply simplistic commentary on contemporary events, thus sacralizing the conflict and ignoring its socio-political, economic and historical dimensions.
Understanding the divine as ineffable and imminent helps redefine what is sacred, which leads to a greater appreciation for (even sacralizing of) nature and of personal experience as loci of truth.
of an early modern tendency toward secularization in the full sense of the term: as a sacralizing accommodation of elevated religious motives both through and to the profane experience of daily life" (424).
Italian fascism, we are told, exemplified this modern sacralizing temptation because the Mussolinian state claimed for itself a transcendent significance.
Historian Philip Jenkins's essay also argues for protecting religious freedom: societies that repress or eliminate religious opposition often embolden those they persecute, driving them underground, militarizing them, sacralizing their persecution, and creating long-term animosities and insecurity.
Among the topics are The British Union of Fascists as a totalitarian movement and political religion, the sacralizing politics of the Romanian Iron Guard, and Christian Identity.