demythologization

   This word (from the Latin de, meaning "from," and the Greek mythos, meaning "story" or "speech") refers to the attempt, associated with Rudolph Bultmann (1884-1976), to remove the mythical elements from the Bible so that the biblical message could be better understood by people in the modern world.

Glossary of theological terms. . 2014.

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  • demythologization — n. the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms. Syn: demythologisation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demythologization — noun see demythologize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demythologization — See demythologize. * * * …   Universalium

  • demythologization — noun a) The act of demythologizing, or something demythologized. b) The removal of mythological elements from something, especially from religious writing …   Wiktionary

  • demythologization — Term adopted by Rudolf Bultmann [[➝ Bultmann, Rudolf]] to describe the means by which the essential truth of the gospel could be made acceptable to modern people. The world of the NT is alien to us; we cannot believe in the interventions of God… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • DEMYTHOLOGIZATION —    a type of NEW TESTAMENT interpretation systematically proposed by Rudolf BULTMANN who argued that the message of the New Testament is couched in the language of MYTH which is primitive and pre scientific. According to Bultmann, the NEW… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • demythologization — n. removal of mythological qualities, removal of legendary qualities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demythologization — de·mythologization …   English syllables

  • demythologization —  Демифологизировать …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • demythologization — noun the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms (Freq. 6) • Syn: ↑demythologisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑demythologise (for: ↑demythologisation), ↑demythologize …   Useful english dictionary

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