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- n. Alternative form of secularization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See secularization, secularize.
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- n. transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession
- n. 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.
Oostlander strongly opposes what is known as the secularisation premise, which claims that democratic development benefits from reduced religious involvement.
Thirdly and quite simply, "secularisation" is not part of the problem.
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.
If by 'secularisation' you mean merely that less people are willing to nominally identify with Christianity - who can argue?
The recommendations were part of a "secularisation" of the community, and would cause "unbearable circumstances for all
Thus the abbey even survived the secularisation of 1803.
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.
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.
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.