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Running Head: DECHANT’S PRIMER ANALYSIS
DeChant’s Primer Analysis
DECHANT’S PRIMER ANALYSIS
Offer a brief sketch (summary/overview) of the reading, including a note of topic, major
sections, and subsections.
DeChant highlights the rise of Christianity including disenchantment, secularization
eruption, the enlightenment which further resulted in secularization. Secularization has been
defined as a cultural and social process that relegates the traditional affirmations. It does not seek
to destroy religion, separate it from the culture or marginalize it from society. The author further
highlights that with the absence of religious themes in the public, there is a high likelihood that
the society is becoming secular. An example of this is viewed during the religious holidays
which have been commercialized through sales. The major sections that have been highlighted in
this article include; rise of Christianity, the eruption of secularization, enlightenment and the
growth of secularization. The rise of secularization in the current western society is one of the
major reasons why Christianity in the west has become less popular than before.
Specify the primary focus of the chapter and how it is addressed. Think about this as the
question the author is trying to answer, problem to be solved, issue to clarify.
The chapter primarily focuses on the evolution of secularization and the effect of
secularization on Christianity. The author is trying to identify the evolution of secularization and
debating the effect that se...
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