despiritualize

despiritualize

(diːˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz) or

despiritualise

vb (tr)
to render less spiritual; to remove the spiritual character of; to make more material
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The discussions of communion as "eating God's flesh" or the images of innocent children "eating God's flesh" are disturbing because they despiritualize the process, removing its mystery, while reducing the theological ritual into a physical exchange.
More interesting is the only entry pertaining to divine incarnation listed in the OED that details the meaning of "to degrade from spiritual nature, despiritualize," and this comes from Book 9 of Paradise Lost.
This quest for transcendent certainty despiritualizes the world.
His partial acceptance of altruism despiritualizes his pursuit of happiness and his capacity for self-esteem.