- 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 TESTAMENT portrays DEMONS and ANGELS at war in the spirits of men, and all unusual events as directly caused by SUPERNATURAL powers. Theologians, Bultmann argued, should understand the NEW TESTAMENT as having a mythological form and seek to interpret its message in a form acceptable to modern, scientific, people.
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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 — n. removal of mythological qualities, removal of legendary qualities … English contemporary dictionary
demythologization — de·mythologization … English syllables
demythologization — Демифологизировать … Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов
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… … Glossary of theological terms
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