Module 1: Lesson 2

Read the following articles and answer the “Analysis and Comprehension Questions”

Pt.1 Aristotle and the Prime Mover

Aristotle made one of the oldest arguments for the existence of God as a prime mover. Even though his view of God differs from the Bible, it has laid the foundation for future work on this topic.

Pt.2 Thomas Aquinas’s Five Way to Show God’s Existence 

If these five ways are confusing and hard to follow don’t worry, below is another article that lays out a detailed analysis of his arguments:

Analysis of the Five Ways 

Aquinas is recognized as one of the greatest philosophers of religions in history, and for good reason. Many of these “Five Ways” will resemble more modern day arguments for God that will be studied later on. 

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