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date: 25 November 2020

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This article analyzes Kenneth Kirk's The Vision of God. The main point of The Vision of God is that worship is prior to ethics. Worship is the key to the unselfishness required of all morally serious persons. Unselfishness is attained not through valiant attempts but through the discovery and acknowledgement of something more valuable than the self. That happens in worship. Worship should focus the Christian's thoughts on God. Ethics or service that is not rooted in worship will inevitably be egoistic and self-righteous.

Keywords: God, worship, ethics, service

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