When you first read this question, you might think emotion and feeling are the same. With the way of knowing faith, we will explain it.
Many people, when they are children, there parents decide the religion in which they will grow and become adults, but do for example children in our age have an emotion for religion?
Most of the children, like me, they have a feeling of religion, because if we talk about emotion, it means it’s a strong bond with the topic. If we relate this to some WoK, obviously we are talking about memory, since that is a feeling we have had it since we were little kids.
But on the other hand, a real example, the singer Madonna, is a catholic woman, and she has been like this since she was a kid, but as time passed, she started practicing other religions such as Islam and Judaism. We can see it in this quote: “I believe what I practice has to do with something deeper than religion, that it embodies all religions including Judaism. And Christianity. And Islam.”
MADONNA QUOTE: “I BELIEVE WHAT I PRACTICE HAS TO DO WITH SOMETHING DEEPER THAN RELIGION, THAT IT EMBODIES ALL RELIGIONS, INCLUDING JUDAI…
En el texto: (Quotefancy.com, 2017)
Bibliografía: Quotefancy.com. (2017). Madonna Quote: “I believe what I practice has to do with something deeper than religion, that it embodies all religions, including Judai…”. [online] Available at: https://quotefancy.com/quote/1134175/Madonna-I-believe-what-I-practice-has-to-do-with-something-deeper-than-religion-that-it [Accessed 31 Mar. 2017].
With this example we can see that faith can be working with memory but also with a lot of ways of knowing such as emotion, reason and imagination.
As we can see in this case, it does work as an emotion, and in the first one, as a feeling, so we can state that faith can be an emotion and a feeling, although it has to accomplish several requirements to say that it works as one or another. And this not only happens with faith, but also with other ways of knowing such as reason or sense perception.