Religion is an ontological cartography.

Posted on October 4, 2019


Credit to Robert P. Jones for the phrase “ontological cartography” in his book, The End of White Christian America.

Ontology: a branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being or existence.

Cartography: the science or practice of drawing maps, a diagrammatic representation showing spacial arrangement.

Ontological Cartography: a way of mapping out one’s place and identity in this world, and meaning or purpose within it. Also known as “religion.”

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