desacralize


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transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control

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Litigation of these cases would no longer be a wholly unstructured inquiry into the government's ad hoc rationalizations, and the courts would no longer invite governmental units to desacralize sacred texts or symbols.
Instead, Kallendorf addresses the manifestations of this medieval theme in early modern literature, taking issue along the way with recent scholarship, particularly that of the New Historicists, that desacralizes the early modern period and its art.
By putting a monetary value on the components of human life, the primary ethical reservation to permitting such markets has been that they profane or desacralize all life (Frank 1985; Kopytoff 1986; Thukral and Cummins 1987; Titmuss 1970).
Only Christianity, which offers the church as "an alternative society and polity," can desacralize the political and sustain the secular (304).
Diehl concludes, "Foxe's protagonists look upon miraculous images with skepticism, demystify mysterious rites with empirical reasoning, resist the appeal of the imaginative with appeals to faith and the word of God, and desacralize images by calling attention to their artifice and identifying them as representations" (39).
This is curious since without this millennia-old method there would be no Orthodox Christian interpretation of the Bible for Jack Miles or Lloyd Eby to deconstruct and desacralize.
This, in turn, served to both desacralize Latin and authorize (as well as uniformize) vernaculars.
Because he is mystery, she knows instinctively that to reveal his presence would be to desacralize the power of the experience, to annul the explosive nature of her dream/fantasy.
In conclusion, one could say that, in the very beginning of its development, Judeo-Christian monotheism set out to demystify and desacralize the pagan world by slowly supplanting ancient pagan beliefs with the reign of the Judaic Law.
Tellenbach further attributes the partial papal defeat in the investiture contest to the papacy's failure to desacralize the monarchical office, an aspect of its wider campaign to clericalize the church and to increase the distance between laymen and clergy.
Berry's primary aim is to reverse our historical tendency to desacralize the material world and nonhuman beings, which has left them open to exploitation.
Kailas as a pan-religious icon, but simultaneously 20 desacralizes and creates myths of new forms.
Part Three further desacralizes the commodified literary object and "the great writer" as a metonymic fetish.
This conception comes closer to the transgressive nature of modern arts, which desacralizes the work of art as masterpiece and proposed, for example, the fugacity of installations and aesthetic interventions.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam share this basic belief, which desacralizes Nature.