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  • v. Present participle of secularize.


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  • What would one label the secularizing of a Christian heritage nation?

  • (Luxembourg is next to go/And (who knows?) maybe Monaco/We'll try to stay serene and calm/When Alabama gets the bomb) to the idea of secularizing liturgical music in "The Vatican Rag":

    Spencer Green: The Enduring Satiric Genius of Tom Lehrer

  • The German princes who lost territory were to be indemnified by "secularizing" German ecclesiastical states, and vied with one another in imploring favors of the conqueror.

    Outline of Universal History

  • As for "secularizing" food ... that's not a problem for anyone except religious nuts and fanatics.

    MoJo Blogs and Articles

  • Act) and discussion in the Legislature, a Bill was passed providing for the interests of these claimants, but "secularizing" the remaining proceeds of the reserves to municipal purposes.

    The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada

  • During the rapidly secularizing 20th century, as divorce and sex outside of marriage became accepted a process accelerated during the 1960s by rebellion against convention and efficient birth control, the Romantic championing of all-consuming human love, once mostly the province of disheveled geniuses, became democratized.

    Isn't Love Divine

  • The move showed the undermanned and underfunded Mr. Gingrich striving to win over evangelical Christians, some of whom blame the courts for secularizing American society, while trying to maintain excitement for his candidacy among other conservative voters.

    Rivals Diverge on Late Tactics in Iowa

  • Yet what secularizing beliefs generally do is untie individuals from past dogma, encourage personal autonomy, and prioritize the present over a past or future.

    Grant Brooke, M.Div.: The Case for the Prosperity Gospel

  • From the perspective of the U.S. it may seem counter-intuitive to claim that the prosperity Gospel is a secularizing force.

    Grant Brooke, M.Div.: The Case for the Prosperity Gospel

  • Whenever the Church follows such a path, it engages in a scandalous secularizing of the sacred.

    Clergy Leadership Network


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