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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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2) Mgr Daniel Ciubotea, Metropolitan from Moldavia in Romania, gave a lecture in Nice, in March 2005 on Christian life in a secularized world.
A broader way inquires into the effect and import of secularized institutions on the features of everyday religion.
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The author ends by discussing the state of the missions, both the secularized communities as well as the missions still administered by the Jesuits, and later the Franciscans following the expulsion of the Jesuits, and an insightful conclusion ties the story together.
As they live here, some may become acculturized or secularized, like their Anglo counterparts that become attracted to different religious movements or causes.
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There is, after all, a future for a humanized Islam and a secularized Middle East--as shown by Matt Cherry in his analysis of the Republic of Turkey, a modern nation, predominantly Muslim, which has recently become a candidate for admission into the European Union.
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In Faith of Our Founding Fathers (1987), LaHaye asserts that America was Christian until it was secularized by thinkers like Thomas Jefferson and a coalition of anti-religious radicals who rejected orthodox Christianity.
But if the early-modern work of knowing eventually resulted in a secularized historical-scientific discourse by which we now render our encounters with the unknown intelligible, what was that period's own epistemology of discovery?
Noble tells us that there are those for whom the religious impulse is unconscious and obscured by secularized vocabulary.