Craig Bartholomew writes,

“A phenomenology of place is attractive in its receptivity to the richness of creation as it presents itself to the mind, but the problem of abstraction as the key to true knowledge continues to overshadow such an approach. Indeed the great lesson from this history of the philosophy of place in the Western tradition is the skepticism about everyday, lived experience, and the trust in abstraction to lead us to true knowledge of the world. Abstraction is hereby separated from everyday experience and trumps it in terms of knowledge.” (Where Mortals Dwell, 182)

Along similar lines, but with reference to welcoming other worldviews, Teri Merrick writes: “Until English-speaking evangelical institutions reexamine and modify the concept of objectivity permeating their speech and practice, they will continue to perpetuate the system of epistemic injustice inherited from their predecessors.” (Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations, 108)