syncretism


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the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)

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the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections)

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In general, the local cases tend to be organised so that there maybe syncretism between lative and locative or ablative and locative cases but not between lative and ablative (cf.
He examines the overall patterns of syncretism in 76 Tibeto-Burman languages.
However, some of these terms are left under-problematized, such as the easy distinction between sacred and secular, and the discussion and utilization of syncretism, particularly in Cuban Santeria.
For if, as scholars of syncretism have argued, all human cultures (and individuals) construct their always-idiosyncratic concepts of reality as a blend of culturally conventional conceptual frameworks (i.e., stories) with individual experience, then reality itself becomes an idiosyncratic cultural construct.
Parallelement, ils soulignent malgre tout que la gestion de la diversite religieuse dans les societes pluriculturelles peut aboutir a des syncretismes aussi bien qu'a des anti-syncretismes : <<that syncretism and anti-syncretism can both be paths to the construction of 'authenticity' and identity is underscored by instances which both are used in the same cultural nationalist debate>> (1994 : 9).
Instead, syncretism prevailed, and each of the "Three Teachings" (sanjiao) (Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism) was enveloped in the trappings of Chinese popular religion, with its myriad local cults, deities, and mythologies.
Reflecting this syncretism, the Datuk Aunt relates stories culled from a variety of sources, favoring especially the ghost stories seen in pulp literature.
A counterargument could be constructed, however, and it is at this point that we have to contend with the meaning of a term such as "syncretism", at least insofar as the visual arts are concerned.
Words like 'idolatry,' 'syncretism,' 'witchcraft' are used without hesitation, when referring to other churches or religious expressions."
Language is where the book's syncretism is perhaps most salient.
Under each of them he then squeezes a pet theory of his own, respectively priesthood and clericalism (Mahoney), ecumenism (Murphy-O'Connor), liberation theology (Madariaga); local theologies in Africa (Arinze) and syncretism in Asia (Darmaetmadja).
Even the name Acadia reflects cultural syncretism: It is best understood as a combination of the French l'Acadie, a corruption of "Arcadia" (by which name the area was christened in 1524 by explorer Giovanni da Verrazano), and the suffix akadie, or "place of abundance," in the language of the Mikmaq.
Both Epictetus' notion of innate concepts of good and bad and the references to an innate belief in gods by other philosophers of the Roman era are thus generally held to be later developments, probably owing to a Platonist-Stoic syncretism. Review of the evidence, however, shows that Chrysippus, like Epictetus, held ethical concepts to represent a special category of conception in that their formation was guaranteed by oikeiosis.
In Paracelsus's case, the problem lies in the tendency to strictly distinguish between scientific and theological writings, a distinction of genres that the author identifies as "purement artificielle" (1) from the outset, as it does not correspond to the form of literary syncretism that enriched Renaissance literature.
Desmangles in The Faces of the Gods: Vodou and Roman Catholicism in Haiti (University of North Carolina Press, January 1993) demonstrates the negotiation and syncretism that occurred between African religious forms and imposed European religion.