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Quotation by Northrop Frye
Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
Northrop Frye (b. 1912), Canadian literary critic. "Anagogic Phase: Symbol as Monad," Anatomy of Criticism, Second Essay (1957).
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