Definition of Desacralization

1. Noun. (religion) The reverse of sacralization, and occurs when a formerly dedicated religious structure such as a church or religious school is given over for another purpose outside of the particular religious organization which dedicated it for a sacred purpose. ¹



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Definition of Desacralization

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Literary usage of Desacralization

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... mentioned above find their analogues in the Hindu scheme of the rite; sacralization and desacralization, ..."

2. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"... all sacrifices produce either sacralization or desacralization — both offerer and victim must be prepared (for the victim is not, as Smith holds, ..."

3. Responding to Low-Intensity Conflict Challenges by Stephen Blank (1993)
"Like Baathism and other forms of Arab nationalism with a strong religious component, the transformation required the desacralization of Islam ..."

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