This begins as early as 1910s with a ruthless rejection of the body's uncleanness
Though we are not told anything about the various motivations of the protagonists in the parable of the Good Samaritan, it is not difficult to understand that the characters of the Hebrew priest and Levite would be shaped by their Hebrew culture, perhaps by the laws and customs about purity and uncleanness
, and that of the good Samaritan would be shaped by his quite different Samaritan culture, in which "neighbor" might be defined other than in the contemporary Hebrew culture.
51 Wear not your cloths, foul, unript [ripped], or dusty, but see they be brushed once every day at least and take heed that you approach not to any uncleanness
for you are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness
Though the narrator ends the poem by saying that "thus upon thrynne wyses" he has showed how uncleanness
incites God to wrath (C 1805), and implies with this phrase that he has enumerated several arguments to prove his point, rather than a line of reasoning what the readers of Cleanness really experience is being preached at.
It ends by jumping forward in history to NASA footage of the lunar surface, paired with a rumbling male voice that could he a radio preacher, reading ominous biblical passages: For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outside, but inside they are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness
You must understand that the subjection of men by women was not an accidental and not-understood thing, like the subjection of women through religious uncleanness
, nor was it an emotional or sudden thing like the resubjection of women carried out by the Fascists; it was a cold, logical and slow process, passed from Mother to daughter, and spreading over some two hundred and fifty years.
Rather, as the character Stepan Verkhovensky finally concludes, it resides deep in the Russian culture itself, where "all the sores, all the contagions, all the uncleanness
, all the demons" have accumulated "over the course of centuries" (Demons 724).
Persons with disabilities (2) were viewed as metaphors for human faithlessness and sin, and they were seen as the embodiment of suffering, evil, uncleanness
, and depravity.
Philip Stubbes presents the general attitude of those who felt that dancing was less than a suitable pastime in The Anatomie of Abuses (1583), when he writes that dancing is an 'introduction to all kind of whoredom, a preparative to wantonness, a provocation to uncleanness
, and an entrance to all kind of lewdness'.
Aboriginal people believe that smudging will remove evil, uncleanness
, bad thoughts, and so forth during the smudging process.
And of these [philosophers] some taught atheism; and the poets who have flourished among you raise a laugh out of the uncleanness
of Jupiter with his own children.
being largely responsible for casting sex in the light of uncleanness
In "Death in Venice" Mann contrasts the perfect beauty of Tadzio, whose "face recalled the noblest moment of Greek sculpture," to Aschenbach's nightmare of "wounds, uncleanness
and disease .
the character either of rites of purification or of a paradoxical desecration, intended to cut down on uncleanness
by placing profane things, like chrism, back in the profane world where they belonged" (59).