Definition of Demythologize

1. Verb. Remove the mythical element from (writings). "The Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"

Exact synonyms: Demythologise
Category relationships: Bible, Book, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word, Word Of God
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Demythologisation, Demythologization
Antonyms: Mythologize



Definition of Demythologize

1. Verb. (transitive) to remove the mythological elements of something in order to find the underlying meaning ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demythologize

1. [v -GIZED, -GIZING, -GIZES]

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Literary usage of Demythologize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Culture of Violence by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"A continuing urge to "demythologize" is the name of their game. But this expansion obscures my usage of the term "demythologization," which I see as ..."

2. Hostage to Revolution: Gorbachev and Soviet Security Policy, 1985-1991 by Coit D. Blacker (1993)
"The second phase was the attempt to educate the Soviet people about the world around them and to demythologize the ideas, institutions, and processes that ..."

3. Baccio Bandinelli and Art at the Medici Court: A Corpus of Early Modern Sources by Louis A. Waldman (2004)
"... texts as much as possible from the falsifications of Baccio il Giovane, one purpose of this book is to help scholars "demythologize" Bandinelli. ..."

4. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark: 194 Essays from the Pages of by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"In a foreword to the 1986 reprint of The Outlaw Years I agree with Phelps on the need to demythologize the history of crime on the Natchez Trace, ..."

5. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark V-3 of 3 by Robert A Saindon (2003)
"1n a foreword to the 1986 reprint of The Outlaw Years l agree with Phelps on the need to demythologize the history of crime on the Natchez Trace, ..."

6. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"... the neurobiological substrate of these information-processing deficits that seem characteristic of schizophrenia patients. Attempts to demythologize ..."

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