Chapter

Getting to God

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print February 1993 | ISBN: 9780198267539
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600500 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198267533.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Getting to God

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This chapter starts by addressing Thomas Aquinas’ idea of God, and then discusses ways in which we cannot defend belief in his existence. It goes on to expand on the basis on which we can claim knowledge of God's existence, through looking at the cause of effects that are evident to us; these are Aquinas’ ‘Five Ways’ (Quinque Viae), which are discussed in detail. Further sections of the chapter cover the existence argument, creation, and the beginning of the world.

Keywords: Thomas Aquinas; creation; God; God's existence

Chapter.  8648 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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