The left, right, religious and secular all seem to agree on one thing: Israel is facing tough times.
Instead of alienating their audience, they had critics drawing comparisons to secular heroes of literature.
But the secular world Bauer's chosen to live in doesn't escape her lacerating criticism either.
There is no goal of the abolition of the State of Israel, or even its transformation into one secular democratic state.
Our bedrock Judeo-Christian values are being undermined by secular modernity, it would seem.
The Trivium was the real basis of the secular education of the period.
The improvement of man is secular — not the work of an hour or of a day.
And could they be reassured or comforted by any other article of the secular Creed?
Administrators of the secular affairs of Jewish congregations.
The majority of these gems were mounted as rings or as seals of secular and ecclesiastical personages of rank.
c.1300, "living in the world, not belonging to a religious order," also "belonging to the state," from Old French seculer (Modern French séculier), from Late Latin saecularis "worldly, secular, pertaining to a generation or age," from Latin saecularis "of an age, occurring once in an age," from saeculum "age, span of time, generation."
According to Watkins, this is probably from PIE *sai-tlo-, with instrumental element *-tlo- + *sai- "to bind, tie" (see sinew), extended metaphorically to successive human generations as links in the chain of life. Another theory connects it with words for "seed," from PIE root *se- "to sow" (see sow (v.), and cf. Gothic mana-seþs "mankind, world," literally "seed of men").
Used in ecclesiastical writing like Greek aion "of this world" (see cosmos). It is source of French siècle. Ancient Roman ludi saeculares was a three-day, day-and-night celebration coming once in an "age" (120 years). In English, in reference to humanism and the exclusion of belief in God from matters of ethics and morality, from 1850s.