Secularization - Concept
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Part of Secularization:

1. Concept

2. Laicism

A. Defining the Notion

“Secularization” comes from the Latin saecularis, meaning “worldly”, “temporal” or “age-old”, and forms a group with “secularity” and “secularism”. Since all these words indicate a theory or process whereby things or persons are assigned to the realm of the world, they are often used indifferently. But it is useful and now…

Cite this page
Albert Keller, “Secularization - Concept”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 27 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_004041>
First published online: 2016



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