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Synonyms for deconsecrate

remove the consecration from a person or an object

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Giorgio is, after all, "un ascetico senza Dio" (251), a man schooled in condescending disbelief and esthetic deconsecration by his uncle Demetrio: "Entrambi avevano l'anima religiosa, inclinata al mistero, atta a vivere in una selva di simboli o in un cielo di pure astrazioni; entrambi amavano le cerimonie delia chiesa latina, la musica sacra, l'odore dell'incenso, tutte le sensualita dei culto piu violente e piu delicate" (251).
Men would shave their hair, while women cut off a symbolic lock for deconsecration.
Secularization as an ideology or a philosophical program, as explained by al-Attas based on what the leading modern Western intellectuals have them selves admitted, consists of three interrelated and integral components: the disenchantment of nature, the desacralization of politics, and the deconsecration of values.
the integral components in the dimensions of secularization--that is, the disenchantment of nature, the desacralization of politics, and the deconsecration of values--when seen in their proper perspectives, indeed become part of the integral components in the dimensions of Islam, for they reflect one of the fundamental elements in the Islamic vision of reality and existence, and characterize Islam in the true and real manifestation in history bringing about the effect that revolutionizes the world view of man.
Verily, while I have never found a historian who has run with it, I have noticed that every major reform of the Protestant Reformation moved Christianity in the direction of Islam, including scriptural literalism, legalism and the deconsecration of clergy.
Mention is made of destruction of images, instances of deconsecration of churches and persecution of monks who resisted the decrees implementing the synod's conclusions: among these lynching, as mentioned by the chronicles of the monk Stephen the Younger, is emblematic.
Rice vividly reconstructs the deconsecration of altars in old St.
Franco Moretti, "`A Huge Eclipse': Tragic Form and the Deconsecration of Sovereignty," Genre 15 (spring and summer, 1981): 8.
Although I discuss some specific weavings of this concept with respect to Fuentes's novelistic theory, it is wise to recall that in his reconsideration Said concludes that "the work of theory, criticism, demystification, deconsecration, and decentralization they [theorists] imply is never finished.
First, the disenchantment of nature had started with the Creation; the desacralization of politics with the Exodus; and the deconsecration of values with the Alliance of Sinai, especially after the interdiction of idols (129).
Among the recent literary studies advancing the now-familiar idea that early modern ideologies of order and degree were not necessarily hegemonic, see Stephen Greenblatt, "Invisible Bullets," Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Ren England, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988), 21-65; Jonathan Dollimore, Radical Traged Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries (Chicago: University Chicago Press, 1984); Franco Moretti, "|A Huge Eclipse,: Tragic Form and the Deconsecration of Sovereignty," Genre 15.
4) Franco Moretti, "The Great Eclipse: Tragic Form as the Deconsecration of Sovereignty," in Signs Taken for Wonders: Essays in the Sociology of Literary Forms, trans.
If the Rev Glover's mortal remains were not one of the several hundred removed during the conversion after the church's deconsecration, he is doubtless spinning in his grave.
For Smith, breaking and disrupting boundaries in theater and society culminate in the execution of Charles I in 1649, an event prepared for by the theater which preceded it: "the merging of theater, festive topsy-turviness and punishment in the mid-seventeenth century may owe much to the deconsecration of authority in the drama that preceded it, but the drama of the early seventeenth century owes as much to the highly experimental and bold invocation of .