One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Catholicism is more than its priests, and rural de-Christianization is of course not an entirely new phenomenon.’
- ‘The crises of the past 30 years - the dearth of vocations, the sex scandals, competition from evangelical Protestants, the de-Christianization of Europe - are serious indeed.’
- ‘I see that various authorities are complaining about the de-Christianisation of Christmas, but I'm afraid I don't have much sympathy with that.’
- ‘Regarding Eamon Duffy's article on the de-Christianization of Europe: the main problem of the Catholic Church is not only the diminishing number of priests and faithful.’
- ‘A few years ago, Andrew Greeley published a characteristically lively and upbeat book on the Catholic imagination, one of the subthemes of which was that we should not worry too much about the alleged process of de-Christianization.’
- ‘This, you could say, symbolises the de-Christianisation of Christmas.’
- ‘With the de-Christianization of death, professional businessmen assumed control over the body and the rituals surrounding its disposal, in the process transforming it into a commodity of interest to a burgeoning industry.’
- ‘The very de-Christianization of our society is a reversible trend.’
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