desacralize

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transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control

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Of course, the risk of irony, in its insistence upon skimming the surface of experience, is shallowness, lack of depth, that by now well-heralded postmodern "aura" which desacralizes experience too often at the expense of meaningful experience.
47) Similarly, Calvin also desacralizes church buildings while at the same time sanctifying all space devoted to Christ.
It must focus on all that desacralizes life on earth.
56-68), rightly remarks that Christianity desacralizes the cosmos.
The work of the eyes constitutes a physical response and, it might be said, desacralizes sexuality.
Insistence on the absolute sovereignty of scripture, for example, desacralizes the ecclesiastical institution, but liberation from ecclesiastical control seems to give excessive ideological power to theologians.