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Common worship

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Joshua Cockayne, David Efird

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Abstract

People of faith, particularly in the Judeo-Christian tradition, worship corporately at least as often, if not more so, than they do individually. Why do they do this? There are, of course, many reasons, some having to do with personal preference and others having to do with the theology of worship. But, in this paper, we explore one reason, a philosophical reason, which, despite recent work on the philosophy of liturgy, has gone under-appreciated. In particular, we argue that corporate worship enables a person to come to know God better than they would otherwise know him in individual worship.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-325
JournalFaith and Philosophy
Volume35
Issue number3
Early online date26 Jun 2018
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

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