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1. Term and concept. This article is an endeavour to explain the notion of worship, not to give an account of its various forms.

In a world of industrialization and technology, there could be a temptation to dismiss worship as outmoded, because unproductive. Kant held that worship was a form of fanaticism and superstition. L. Feuerbach and K. Marx then made a still more radical attack on worship. According to Feuerbach, “God” is a personification of human wishes and satisfactions in a non-human form which has been erec…

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Michael Schmaus, “Worship”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 21 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_004790>
First published online: 2016

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