• Ninian Smart
Part of the New Studies in the Philosophy of Religion book series (NSPR)


1.1. The problem of the range of entities. One central issue about the idea of worship concerns the range of entities that can be worshipped. That is, what range of entities can be objects of worship? This is different, of course, from the question of what objects one should worship. Maybe there should be only one such entity, the true God. But that value-judgement differs from the issue of what entities it makes sense to worship. Or to put it more linguistically, can we delimit the range of objects properly taken by the verb ‘to worship’?


Mystical Experience Natural Theology Christian Tradition Divine Power Christian Context 
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© Ninian Smart 1972

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  • Ninian Smart
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  1. 1.University of LancasterUK

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