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Secularization, one of the most important and most controversial concepts of the modern era, simultaneously denotes both a historical process and an interpretive paradigm of the course of history. The term describes the cultural, political, and social decline in the relevance of religion during the modern era as well as the “transformation” or “re…

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Weidner, Daniel, “Secularization”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0765>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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