Worship and the Human
- The John Templeton Foundation
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At this workshop, part of the project, "Worship: A Jewish Philosophical Investigation," we will discuss invited and submitted papers on the theme, "Worship and the Human". Questions to be addressed include: In what ways might worship be constitutive of a good life? Does it ever make sense to worship someone or something? Is it ever ethical to engage in worship, and is it ever unethical not to engage in worship? How might attitudes like worship and deference contribute to a meaningful relationship among worshippers and between the worshippers and the thing that is worshipped? When might such attitudes be detrimental? What conception of human flourishing might lead to a role for worship, and how might worship play that role? What conception of communal flourishing might lead to a role for communal worship, and how might worship play that role? What role, if any, do icons and iconography play in a good life?
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