Common Worship

Faith and Philosophy 35 (3):299-325 (2018)
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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 underappreciated. 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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Joshua Cockayne
University of St. Andrews
David Efird
PhD: Oxford University; Last affiliation: University of York

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