exaltation


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ex·al·ta·tion

(eks'awl-tā'-shŭn),
An utterance, discourse, or address conveying a marked level of joy, glee, and happiness.

exaltation

(ĕks-ăl-tā′shŭn) [L. exaltare, to lift up]
A mental state characterized by feelings of grandeur, excessive joy, elation, and optimism; an abnormal feeling of personal well-being or self-importance.
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By its biblical and pastoral orientation, its invitation to deeper spiritual and ecclesiological reflection, its call for liturgical and catechetical renewal, and its summons to dialogue, the Exhortation points out a path for rediscovering what is essential: being a follower of Christ even in difficult and sometimes painful situations which may lead to the temptation to ignore or to forget the exaltation of the cross.
Men, women, a cat, a bird, and a hand are transformed into stoic and regal structures" As a way of explaining his work, the artist once proclaimed, "Form is the exaltation of nature.
While I cannot fault her analysis of how exaltation works through the law, I do wonder what effect consigning indigenous peoples to a liminality between Agamben's zoe and homo sacer, essentially wide open to the law's many violences, has on setting the terrain for indigenous resistances to such violences.
She describes growing up in a household where the human body, in various disguises of dejection and exaltation, was a primary theme in devotional and medical imagery.
The resulting books have been dismissed as morbid, an unnecessary and rather sick exaltation of the victim, self-promotion or, mostly, very bad writing.
The only way to the fullness of exaltation for Jesus was through the rock bottom of humiliation, as he gave up all divine prerogative through human birth and (what's worse) became a slave and (what's worst) died on a cross.
Falling back on his beloved notion of memes, he runs down some of these cultural genes (belief in immortality, hatred of heretics, exaltation of blind faith, etc.
Askia Toure discusses the early genesis of the Movement and explains that black poetry is not just about a black aesthetic strictly for black people, but a black aesthetic that is also universal in its appeal--an exaltation of blackness to which all people can respond and appreciate--as he demonstrates in his celebratory work "The Patriot's Song.
In contemporary culture, we often see an excessive exaltation of the freedom of the individual as an autonomous subject, as if we were self-created and self-sufficient, apart from our relationship with others and our responsibilities in their regard.
That ought to have been a moment of pure exaltation ( but their chairman was ready to cut his throat
When I departed the Cream Lake grove in the summer of 2005, it was with the exaltation that I had discovered a new champion.
It was a little like the old year going out and the new year coming in--I mean, the way it might be if the world were changed after midnight--sort of a moment of exaltation, I suppose, when one sees and feels everything much more clearly, and what one sees and feels is rather wonderful because one's aim, or what one wants to do becomes stripped of mist and wrappings and it stands before one crystallized and real.