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Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Nicholas Wolterstorff


Participation in religious liturgies and rituals is a pervasive and remarkably complex form of human activity; this book opens with a discussion of the nature of liturgical activity and then explores various dimensions of such activity. Over the past four or five decades there has been a remarkable surge of interest, within the analytic tradition of philosophy, in philosophy of religion. Most of what has been written by participants in this movement deals with one or another aspect of religious belief. Yet for most adherents of most religions, participation in the liturgies and rituals of thei ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, liturgical action, liturgy’s formative function, philosophy of religion, religious belief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Wolterstorff, author
Yale University