demythologisation


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Synonyms for demythologisation

the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms

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The present Pope, who comes from a culture in which a demythologisation of the Bible was often postulated, demythologises the face of God that our history had deformed in a profoundly serene way.
Having spent half a lifetime mythologising his marriage, Hughes seems to have determined upon a death-time demythologisation.
In another context, O'Toole has placed McDonagh's Trilogy as 'the culmination of a long demythologisation of the West', 'a final reversal of Romanticism'.
43) The onslaught of demythologisation is relentless: in Sade's zoological sadism love is transformed into lust, pity is exposed as weakness, knowledge as violence.