Definition of absolutize in English:
verb[with object] chiefly Philosophy & Theology
Make (or treat as) absolute.
- In this sense, the Holy Spirit brings God's judgment upon the tendency to absolutize any human institution, even the most sacred.
- Our responsibility as the thinking-doubting faithful is to live graciously out of the Christian tradition without absolutizing it.
- Perhaps we've idolized security, absolutizing it above other values.
- Example sentences
- It seems that this absolutization leads to subjectivism.
- ‘Every producer,’ she writes, ‘is condemned by the absolutization of innovation to a lifetime of peddling the same old trick’; here, for ‘innovation,’ read ‘branding’ or ‘market niche.’
- Again, this is not meant as an argument against rationality, only the absolutisation of it.
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