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sec·u·lar·ize

 (sĕk′yə-lə-rīz′)
tr.v. sec·u·lar·ized, sec·u·lar·iz·ing, sec·u·lar·iz·es
1. To transfer from ecclesiastical or religious to civil or lay use or ownership: "The ... government ... had secularized the charitable institutions of the Church" (David I. Kertzer).
2. To draw away from religious orientation; make worldly: a society that has become secularized.
3. To lift the monastic restrictions from (a member of the clergy).

sec′u·lar·i·za′tion (-lər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.secularization - 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
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
2.secularization - transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession
transference, transfer - transferring ownership
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Translations

secularization

[ˌsekjʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən] Nsecularización f
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secularization

nSäkularisation f; (of education, court, Sunday also)Säkularisierung f
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By taking the development of political theology as a frame, we have a proposition to divide the history of European societies into two main periods: the epoch of transcendence (from the ancient times to Enlightenment) and the epoch of secularization (from the Enlightenment to modern times).
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What the insistence of art most powerfully confronts, however, is the authority of religion; aesthetic theory is thus bound up with secularization theory.
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This paper proposes a novel theory of identity choice and endogenous economic growth in which secularization is both cause and consequence of successful economic development.
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<![CDATA[ Is there a connection between the growing Islamic wave in the Middle East and Western secularization? If so, what is Israel's role in this culture clash?
In his introduction Cummings appears to waver between the position that secularization never happened and the idea that, while it happened, it is a more complicated process than has been allowed; accordingly, he seems to offer his partial history of the self alternately as an anti-secularization story and as a more complex and adequate reshaping of secularization.