demythologization :

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  • n  the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms

  • The word is Entmythologisieren, translated into English as "demythologization.
  • Getting beneath those myths to the believers' experience is the famous Bultmann process of "demythologization.
  • But in the last section of the book, dealing directly with primitive Christianity, demythologization is seen at work.

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