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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.


(ˈsɛkjʊləˌraɪzd) or


no longer under religious control or influence


[ˈsɛkjʊləraɪzd] secularised (British) adjsécularisé(e)
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Francis, addressing participants at a Vatican conference on drug addiction on Saturday, decried "pathological forms derived from a secularized cultural climate, marked by the capitalism of consumption." He also noted "existential emptiness" and the "precariousness" of human ties.
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The first part of the book explores how Lezama Lima and Ernesto Che Guevara relied on Christian patterns to become secularized. Discussion encompasses theology and aesthetics and contemporary conceptions of nihilism and politics.
However, he is rightly concerned that we have "secularized badly" because we "don't attend to the human need for community and ritual and inspiration that humans have traditionally received from religion." I've found an answer to this problem in Unitarian Universalism.
In today's Turkey, the state apparatus is trying to de-secularize a society that has been very partially secularized by former state policies.
In traversing the whole field so compellingly even while cutting it off from the putatively secularized modern, Cummings reinforces one's belief in the Reformed Renaissance as an episode in some historical grand narrative in need of construction.
Statecraft and salvation; Wilsonian liberal internationalism as secularized eschatology.
The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.
This second volume is much broader in that it examines fifteen major European philosophers of the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, but it is similar in that it aims to demonstrate (1) that these specific thinkers did indeed maintain sincere affirmations of God or spiritual beliefs in their writings (though what these beliefs were and to what extent they were held varies) and (2) that most modern critics have wrongly characterized or wrongly assumed these thinkers to be secular, whereas they have actually been "secularized" by the dominant discourse.
The other is Western-promoted secularized Islam, such as what is now present in Turkey."
He urged Catholics to confront the spiritual "desert" of today's secularized world and to rediscover "the truth and beauty of the faith."
In Chapter Five, "Secularizing the Covenant," Fagenblat recalls that his book is making the following argument: that what Levinas calls 'ethics is best understood not as a secularized philosophy of religion in general but as a secularized moral theology of Judaism in particular" (p.