secularisation love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See secularization, secularize.

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  • noun Alternative form of secularization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession
  • noun the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion


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  • A gradual change, which might be called secularisation, was occurring.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • Oostlander strongly opposes what is known as the secularisation premise, which claims that democratic development benefits from reduced religious involvement.

    Gates of Vienna

  • Thirdly and quite simply, "secularisation" is not part of the problem.

    Irish Blogs

  • The problem is that the term 'secularisation' is ideologically loaded and is based on the secular-modernist assumption that as society progresses, religion will inevitably wither and die.

    SA Latest News

  • If by 'secularisation' you mean merely that less people are willing to nominally identify with Christianity - who can argue?

    SA Latest News

  • The recommendations were part of a "secularisation" of the community, and would cause "unbearable circumstances for all

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In the 1830s, king Ludwig I of Bavaria (whose father Maximilian I had acquired the former Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg in the secularisation of 1802/03) determined that the cathedral ought to be returned to its "original" state.

    Catholic Bamberg: The Cathedral

  • These are signs, it is not about change for change's sake, it is about looking for the whole meaning and overcoming the secularisation of our world.

    Cardinal Cañizares on Communion Received Kneeling

  • In his allocution to the first group of the Brazilian bishops, who are currently making their obligatory ad limina-visits, Pope Benedict XVI included another forceful repudiation of the hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture and a rather severe indictment of the self-secularisation of the Church in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.

    Another Strong Reprobation of the Hermeneutic of Rupture by Pope Benedict

  • Thus the abbey even survived the secularisation of 1803.

    Neuzelle Abbey


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