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In the debate over Schema XIII (eventually GS) in the third session of the council, bishops from the Third World complained that the document was too First World in its approach, (8) too focused on secularization and Communism; the complaint was likewise directed at the final version.
In the Arab world secularization was also an integral part of the modernization processes under military dictatorships.
The pope said at the time of the inauguration of the council that one of the reasons behind its creation was that secularization had caused "a serious crisis" of the sense of the Christian faith and the role of the church.
Bringing many texts into gothic criticism for the first time, Gothic Riffs relies on a similar method, for it often provides a quick plot summary, juxtaposes similar texts to highlight a repeated narrative scenario, interprets that scenario as a means of working through a basic cultural problem, and links that problem to the wider process of secularization.
Although the claim of this paper is historical, I aim to offer a theoretical analysis of the interplays of secularization in the sphere of law and the sources of legality in liberal democracies.
History has shown that religious states of any faith inevitably lead to the secularization of theology, for leaders, religious or not, must respond to day-to-day exigencies of governance.
John Wolffe examines the evolution of public religion for the British monarchy, including the oaths sworn by incoming kings and queens, to define a process of secularization by pluralization.
He first suggests a revision of secularization theory and then finally--and, perhaps, most radically--a subtle transformation of our understanding of the concept of intentionality.
Modernity, Religion and Secularization in South-Eastern Europe: the Romanian Case", Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Working Paper no.
According to author Paul Froese, an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University, the Soviet failure to totally eliminate theism calls into question the conventional wisdom that modernity and secularization inevitably go hand-in-hand.
Yet, the move has been put on hold for years because Christians, who are shrinking demographically, fear secularization would marginalize them in the political system.
That's why the voice of the Church is clearly audible against secularization and the layism of certain laws that the government plans.