necrolatry

necrolatry

(nɛˈkrɒlətrɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the worship of the dead
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necrolatry

the worship of the dead.
See also: Death
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Mandatory auricular confession (a "talking cure" [97]), a feature of post-Tridentine Catholic renewal, pilgrimage to sites of "the special dead," and relic collecting ("baroque necrolatry" [110]) were prominent features of the sacramental penance promoted by Jesuit teachers and confessors ("consummate dramatists and demonologists" [198]).
IN THIS strange world of necrolatry the ``martyrdom'' is more important than the life, so the fact that Vicious had almost nothing to offer musically has not impeded his ascent.