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jesuhlocun103 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 22, 2012 at 2:28 AM via web

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St. Thomas seeks to prove God’s existence in five ways. Why is it important to prove God’s existence? What are the proofs which St. Thomas gives? What are the underlying assumptions that St. Thomas makes?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 22, 2012 at 2:46 AM (Answer #2)

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St. Thomas Aquinas was a premier medieval scholar.  It was important to St. Thomas Aquinas to prove God's existence because he was interested in the relationship between faith and reason.  He wanted to determine if God did exist.

Here is a very succinct guide:

http://web.mnstate.edu/gracyk/courses/web%20publishing/aquinasfiveways_argumentanalysis.htm

You might find this site helpful.  It has videos explaining the five ways.

http://www.aquinasonline.com/Topics/5ways.html

 

This will also be helpful:

http://www.enotes.com/thomas-aquinas-65806-reference/thomas-aquinas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas#Nature_of_God

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