A reader has asked me to comment on another of Mike D's posts at The A-Unicornist blog: Aquinas' Argument from Motion Some day (in the distant future) I'd like to write more on this site about Aquinas's philosophy but today we shall merely focus on why Mike's criticisms of the argument from motion are unsuccessful. … Continue reading Re: Aquinas’ Argument from Motion
Notes (NET Translation) 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, The word "for" (gar) links verse 18 to the preceding verses. Paul "has been talking about the righteousness of God as it is seen and expressed through the … Continue reading Commentary on Romans 1:18-32
Martin over at the Rocket Philosophy blog has a most interesting series defending classical theism: "This is the view that there is an all-knowing, all-powerful God who is the creator and sustainer of everything that exists, and that human beings have immortal souls. No particular religion is argued for, although Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all … Continue reading A Defense of Classical Theism
Upon just encountering an atheist asking "What caused God?" in the context of a discussion of cosmological arguments it seems appropriate to link to this post from Edward Feser: So you think you understand the cosmological argument? The gist of the post is as follows: The argument does NOT rest on the premise that “Everything … Continue reading So you think you understand the cosmological argument?
Last updated: January 28, 2010 I recently had the pleasure of reading Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide by philosopher Edward Feser. Of particular relevance to this blog is the chapter on natural theology. In order to help myself understand Aquinas' arguments better, I wrote this summary. I summarize his five arguments and, at the end, go … Continue reading The Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas