desacralize

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transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control

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Klein's article offers a detailed and rigorous analysis of the uneasy transition from the "affective power" (144) of medieval mappaemundi to the "disembodied, desacralised and entirely secular spaces of the New Geography" (144).
Nevertheless, for Truth to prevail in its struggle with Error, society now had to be desacralised and clerical institutions such as the Roman Catholic Church to be abolished.
In this `museological era' all had struck it lucky in objects; there was a bonanza for merchants of the sacred, and a golden age for scientists to mount desacralised things in glass cases for collectors.
i) General: Actaeon myth, desacralised religous theme.