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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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In particular, I want to contrast Catholic approaches to secularization in the 1960s with the conversation on secularization today.
Such techniques, it argues, suggest that ambivalent secularization expanded the range of aesthetic possibilities, allowing dramatists to find visual counterparts of the Burkean sublime and thus to imitate the appearance of the supernatural within scenarios that also reinforce immanent notions of human flourishing.
In The Sacred Canopy, Peter Berger defines secularization as "the process by which sectors of society and culture are removed from the domination of religious institutions and symbols".
Cynical secularization of the sacred by the "Islamic" states is alienating many Muslim citizens.
The book's five national case studies are particularly helpful for expanding upon what scholars have concluded about secularization in the United States and the United Kingdom.
However, the book is more than just a reconsideration of natural theology, as Jager's basic argument revises (and finally rejects) a central premise of secularization theory and an equally important belief of much Romantic literary history: namely, that Romanticism is instrumental in the secularization of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and that Romantic poets were primarily trying to overcome or abandon Christianity.
The concept of secularization seems to be broadly construed.
The dialogue table should discuss the nature of the political system that should be established in Lebanon following secularization.
In North America, particularly in the United States, the secularization thesis has not held as much water, despite repeated attempts by sociologists and historians to impose it on our own narrative.
A COMPLEX DEUGHT: THE SECULARIZATION OF THE BREAST, 1350-1750
5) All are heirs to secularization theory and footnotes to Nietzsche even if, as several make clear, "inevitability" is turning out to take a lot longer than any of them would prefer.
LONDON--British Muslims joined with Christians this holiday season to oppose the secularization of municipal Christmas displays, arguing that such action fuels prejudice against Muslims.