Concept

Secularization

Summary
In sociology, secularization (or secularisation) is a multilayered concept that generally denotes "a transition from a religious to a more worldly level." Most versions of secularization do not lead to atheism, irreligion, nor are they automatically anti-thetical to religion. Secularization has different connotations such as implying differentiation of secular from religious domains, the marginalization of religion in those domains, or it may also entail the transformation of religion as a result of its recharacterization (e.g. as a private concern, or as a non-political matter). Secularism's origins can be traced to the Bible itself and fleshed out through Christian history into the modern era. "Secular" has been a part of the Christian church's history, which even had secular clergy in the medieval period. Furthermore, secular and religious entities were not separated in the medieval period, but coexisted and interacted naturally. "Secular" has been a part of
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