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Secular

Long-term time frame (10-50 years or more).

Secular Market

A market as defined by its overarching, long-term trends. Generally, a secular market refers to trends over a period of five or more years. A secular market may be bullish or bearish, and, in market analysis, takes precedence over opposite, short-term trends that happen within the secular market. For example, the Great Depression in the United States lasted from 1929 until World War II (certainly a bearish secular market). Even though some years saw significant GDP growth (including 14.2% growth in 1936), this did not prevent the secular market from being bearish. Thus, a secular market describes general trends in the market without regard for anomalous trends in the interim. See also: Cyclical market.
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These two modes of interrelating the mystical and the political--the love of God and engagement with and for our neighbour--are interpreted as the two fundamental forms of relationship to secularity, and the striving for holiness, in our own time.
Embodying the longing--and the partial failure-to glimpse that which lies beyond the self, Orientalism here serves a form of secularity that cultivates wonder.
But no--Cummings is generally emphatic that the new mortality should be read as qualifying Renaissance religious experience rather than as looking toward secularity.
Then, drawing on Asad and Foucault, he notes the limited perspective such secularity affords.
But when she shows that language hides a mystery in these novels, she fails to persuade that such mystery must necessarily be meaninglessness, or that it has been peculiarly occasioned by secularity, pluralism, or postmodernity.
At the debate organized by movement "Pyka" that discussed whether the country's secularity is endangered, VMRO-DPMNE MP Aleksandar Spasenovski explained that the separation of the religion from the state is respected in Macedonia.
Today, nonreligious students are increasingly seeing their personal secularity as a key aspect of their character and their approach to life, an identity that immediately conveys much about what they accept and reject.
In order for us to evaluate Taylor's ideas about "religion," and the place of ritual and codes in religious life, he would have to engage work in theology and religious studies that have dealt with questions about secularity for a long time.
The Post Vatican II Church has often sought to clarify that the secularity and religious neutrality of the state does not mean moral neutrality.
Shannon Sullivan, in "The Secularity of Philosophy: Race, Religion and the Silence of Exclusion," asserts that philosophy's silence on the importance of religion in the lives of people of color makes for "'the silence of exclusion," one of "the racialized effects of secularity" (162).
In turn, journalist Hala al-Hilu said that the new law should protect journalists from prosecution and provide freedom of criticism, while journalist Boutros al-Sheni said that it should compel establishments to share responsibility with journalists, hoping that it will serve the state's secularity and have purely nationalistic directives.
As it was a presumption of modernism that religion and modern secularity were mutually exclusive, the re-exploration of religious themes typical of post-modernity has led to what is still a contested and problematic relationship between the spiritual and the arts.