To emphasize the point that new forms of ritual in Thailand are not traditional but rather phenomena that have emerged from contemporary social conditions, he describes both the magic monks who bless and sacralize
amulets and spirit mediums as "postmodern mediums" (Pattana 2012, p.
Marston reverses the process, using Judaeo-Christian imagery to sacralize
Russell observes that converted slaves themselves and even some later white preachers like William Knibb employed a "contextual" hermeneutic to attack slavery and "sacralize
" liberty (p.
So the ongoing project to sacralize
the Constitution is not a Franklinian enterprise.
Not only was pain seen as negative, but the entire concept of the penitent imitatio christi lost its relevance as society looked to relieve rather than sacralize
corporal pain and suffering.
Among us are those who sacralize
him and his work because in writing about, say, the sporting or military activities of able-bodied, heterosexual men he surely validates "our" values and gratifies "our" fantasies.
The primary techniques that musical Jews used to perform this artistic transmogrification was to "sacralize
" jazz music by dousing it with a superficial cantorial style and to shroud themselves in Jewish spiritual melancholy.
The trap that awaits us is the facility with which we can render a culture evil and reject it, simply because it is different, or sacralize
and assimilate it to the gospel simply because it appears fascinating to us.
I chose that title because one of the things that really struck me when I was engaged in the seven years of research that led up to it was how many of the religious images that we have inherited from the dominator system, which was still largely unquestioned in the "good old days" of the Age of Faith (when there were drawings and quarterings, public torture in the streets, the burning of women as witches, and so on) sacralize
either the inflicting or the suffering of pain.
It has been fifty years since Richard Hofstadter published his seminal book about the influence of evolutionary theory upon American social thought. Hofstadter wrote a good deal about the socially conservative implications of what many Victorian evolutionists called "the struggle for existence."--For example, the Yale sociologist William Graham Sumner used Darwin to sacralize
the principles of laissez-faire economics.
Religion is seen as a creator of sense of place, with the ability to sacralize
or re-sacralize spaces.
While it may be true that the Latter-day Saints have been more likely than other Americans to sacralize
the physical landscape, Euro-Americans have a long tradition of reading the land through a spiritual lens and finding in it messages of both good and evil.