Proofs of God's Existence

Sophia Institute Press, Spring 2020


Summary

Does God exist? That’s the million-dollar question haunting the minds of almost everyone among us these days, whether we believe that God exists or don’t believe that God exists. Of course, it’s not so much the question that counts but the answer. Where can we find an answer that everyone would accept? Could it be in science? We will discuss first whether science can give us a reliable answer to the question of God’s existence. If science can’t give us that answer, as we will argue, then we must look somewhere else—preferably in a place that everyone has access to. Is there such a place?

Yes, it’s the domain of reason. Each one of us is a “reasonable” or “rational” being—traditionally called by Aristotle animal rationale. The so-called proofs of God’s existence belong to the domain of reason and are therefore accessible to any “reasonable” or “rational” being.
We will carefully analyze these proofs of God’s existence and correct the misconceptions some people have about them. We will then come to the conclusion that these proofs have more power than any scientific proof could ever bolster. So, does God exist? The resounding answer will be Yes!


Table of Contents



1.	CAN SCIENCE PROVE GOD’S EXISTENCE?
2.	HOW WE KNOW GOD EXISTS
3.	PROOFS OF GOD’S EXISTENCE
	- THE ARGUMENT FROM EXISTENCE
	- THE ARGUMENT FROM CONTINGENCY
	- THE ARGUMENT FROM MOTION
	- THE ARGUMENT FROM DESIGN
	- THE ARGUMENT FROM UNIVERSALS
4.	WHY GOD IS A GOD
5.	WHY GOD IS INVISIBLE
6.	WHY GOD IS ALL-PERFECT
7.	WHY GOD IS ALL-POWERFUL
8.	WHY GOD IS ALL-PRESENT
9.	WHY GOD IS ALL-KNOWING
10.	WHY GOD IS ALL-GOOD
11.	WHY GOD IS TRIUNE
12.	WHY GOD IS INCARNATE
13.	IS GOD THE GOD OF ALL RELIGIONS?
 


Endorsements
 


"The Catholic Church has always defended the role of reason in defending her faith. So you don’t have to be a Catholic to understand these answers given in this book, for they are accessible to anyone who believes in the power of reason. Just try it!"

Anonymous


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