demythologise

VERB
  1. remove the mythical element from (writings)
    the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value
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How To Use demythologise In A Sentence

  • Such an approach, I hope, may go some modest distance to demythologise the law of defamation.
  • It's trying to demythologise church doctrine.
  • He was in essence an illuminator of the darker recesses of the national psyche, a demythologiser-in-chief, a forensic dissector of PIRA-friendly doublethink, and a debunker of CJH at a time when it was far from fashionable. Slugger O'Toole
  • By the time coffee was served around nine-thirty, Celia realised Lionel hadn't exactly been demythologised during all this. A Secret Vengeance
  • All theological conversations should be peppered with these termini technici (e.g. "Only a demythologised Barthian ontology can subvert the différance of postmodern theory and re-construe the analogia entis in terms of temporal mediation"). Faith and Theology
  • In scenes from other cycles, he demythologises Biblical heroes and figures from history.
  • Over the last couple of centuries, physics and geometry were demythologised, allowing them to make remarkable progress in Europe, open Democracy News Analysis - Comments
  • This article suggests that it is possible to demythologise Gallipoli while still honouring the sacrifice of the Anzacs and the Allied soldiers who fell on the peninsula in 1915.
  • I think to some extent the Pope demythologised some of people's fears - the innate British suspicion of anything Roman Catholic and of the Pope as a position. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
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