I’m not sure where exactly to put this, but I’ve decided to post it here, even though it’s more of theological question than a philosophical one.
What is adoration, and how does one identify it? I know that sacrifice is a key aspect of adoration, but most, if not all forms Protestant Adoration consist almost exclusively in praise and prayer, they believe that Faith in Christ’s historical sacrifice on Calvary is all that’s needed and that’s it. (I know that it’s more complex than that, and that there are varying views on how one “believes” in Christ Sacrifice, but I’m simplifying it for the sake of time and space here) However despite that, no one ever accuses Protestants of not adoring Christ and/or the Trinity as a whole, or at least I’ve never heard anyone accusing Protestants of not adoring God. So what is it about Protestant practices that make them fall under the category of adoration? Can the practices of other monotheist religions that don’t engage in sacrifice be considered adoration?
What is the exact definition of adoration?