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  • v. Present participle of secularise.


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  • It could easily be seen as a casualty of the so-called secularising effect of the '60s and' 70s; as a loss of religious faith followed by the emergence of a more syncretistic spirituality.


  • Irish poet Seamus Heaney's spiritual journey could be seen as a casualty of the so-called secularising effect of the '60s and' 70s.


  • Islam, so the argument runs, knows nothing of the 'secularising' element in the history of Christian theology; its political theory asserts the primacy of the umma, the transnational community of believers, over every possible political arrangement; but, where Christianity has on the whole settled for ironic distance and the distinction of levels of corporate loyalty, Islam has been understood to assume that it is indeed possible to realise the full political embodiment of revealed law.

    Rome Lecture: 'Secularism, Faith and Freedom'

  • You may also have forgotten that Kemal Attaturk in secularising and modernising Turkey in the 1920, banned the veil for women as a key element of his great reforms.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • The clause was a fudge used by secularists to appease religious conservatives at a time when Egypt was secularising rapidly, but it is slowly returning to haunt the establishment.

    A battle for the soul of every Egyptian

  • Thinking of the European elections in which we must vote on Thursday, the dreadful waste of money and institutionalised gravy train that makes our own recent sleaze look modest by comparison, it is amusing to ponder the monks building Europe as a side-effect of their life "hidden with Christ in God" and tragic to think of the enormous resources put into secularising it.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • It should not be capable of interpretation as a secularising move, or as a general licence to attack or insult religious beliefs and believers.

    Archbishops' response to Government consultation on blasphemy

  • But you will look in vain to the secularising writers of the period for systematic criticisms of slavery, let alone campaigns for its ending.

    'Freedom and Slavery' - Wilberforce Lecture 2007

  • It does sound like the secularising hand of the military...

    Turkeywatch part 94

  • And it also focuses a difficult question about secularised or secularising cultures.

    Romanes Lecture, Oxford - 'Religious Lives'


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