Philosophical Proofs of an Intelligent Creator
In this chapter your students will learn that…
■ Philosophy is the love of wisdom and can be used to come to reasonable knowledge of God.
■ St. Thomas Aquinas demonstrated by way of five proofs for God’s existence that there must be one uncaused, unrestricted being who caused everything else.
■ Philosophical proofs for God can tell us what God is — the Creator, the unique uncaused reality existing through itself, unrestricted in intelligibility and in intelligence — but they are limited in what they can tell us about who God is.