Sunday, July 17, 2016

Reading #5: Aquinas and the 5 Ways

Study guide
1.  What objections to God's existence does Aquinas consider?  If God exists why would it be important to be able to prove this?
2.  What is the conclusion of each of the 5 ways?
3. What conclusions do each actually support?  
4. Can any of the 5 ways, by itself, support theism?
5.  Can the 5 ways be used to build on each other and each support a part of theism so that together they can validly conclude with theism?
6.  What does Aquinas assume about changeable being and the eternal?
7.  In what way does Aquinas prove that there is changeable being or does he take that to be self-evident?