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The Existence of God

The Five Ways:

  1. The First Way: Argument from Motion
    1. Prime Mover: An Amateur Defense
    2. Prime Mover part 2: Who is the Prime Mover?
    3. Prime Mover part 3: Final Objections
    4. Outlined Version of the Prime Mover Argument
  2. The Second Way: Argument from Efficient Causation
    1. Aquinas’s First Cause Argument for the Existence of God: Preliminary Issues
    2. Aquinas’s First Cause Argument part 2: Efficient Causes
    3. Aquinas’s First Cause Argument part 3: Essence and Existence
    4. Aquinas’s First Cause Argument part 4: Conclusion
    5. Outlined Version of the First Cause Argument
  3. The Third Way: Argument from Contingency
    1. Aquinas’s Argument from Contingency for the Existence of God: Introduction
    2. Aquinas’s Contingency Argument Part 2: Contingent Beings
    3. Aquinas’s Contingency Argument Part 3: Necessary Beings
    4. Outlined Version of the Contingency Argument
  4. The Fourth Way: Argument from Degrees of Perfection
    1. Aquinas’s Argument from Degrees of Perfection for the Existence of God: Introduction
    2. Aquinas’s Argument from Degrees of Perfection Part 2: Goodness and Being
    3. Aquinas’s Argument from Degrees of Perfection Part 3: Hierarchy of Being
    4. Aquinas’s Argument from Degrees of Perfection Part 4: Conclusion
    5. Outlined Version of the Degrees of Perfection Argument
  5. The Fifth Way: Argument from Design
    1. Aquinas’s Argument from Design for the Existence of God: Introduction
    2. Aquinas’s Argument from Design Part 2: Final Causality
    3. Aquinas’s Argument from Design Part 3: The End
    4. Outlined Version of the Design Argument

Others:

  1. Is the Prime Mover a “God of the Gaps” Argument?
  2. The Prime Mover and the Nature of Immutability
  3. An Augustinian Argument from Desire

Response to Arguments for Naturalism/Atheism:

  1. Why Did God Create Anything at All?
  2. Why Did God Create Anything at All Part 2: The Problem of Non-God Objects
  3. 25 Arguments for Atheism #1: The Unimpressiveness of Humans
  4. Further Thoughts on the Unimpressiveness of Humans Argument for Atheism
  5. Epicurean Cosmological Argument
  6. Arguments for Atheism #2: Material Causation and Creation Ex Nihilo
  7. Could an Evil God Exist? Thoughts on Classical Theism and Definitions of God

Metaphysics

Beginning Metaphysics: A Presentation and Defense of Aristotelian-Thomism:

  1. Beginnings Metaphysics: First Philosophy as “Lord of the Sciences”
  2. Beginning Metaphysics II: Defining Existence 
  3. Beginning Metaphysics III: Introduction to Essence and Existence

Christianity

The Person of Jesus:

  1. The Most Significant Human in History: An Introduction to the Person of Jesus
  2. The Person of Jesus Part 1: Jesus’s Shadow Over History
  3. The Person of Jesus Part 2: Questions for Inquiry
  4. The Person of Jesus Part 3: The Historical Jesus
  5. The Person of Jesus Part 4: The Existence of Jesus
  6. The Person of Jesus Part 5: Sources and Historical Method
  7. The Person of Jesus Part 6: The Gospels as Sources
  8. The Person of Jesus Part 7: The Life of Jesus

Forthcoming:

9. Jesus’s Identity in the Church Fathers

10. Jesus’s Identity in the New Testament Epistles

11. Jesus’s Identity in the Gospels

Reading the Greats

Aristotle:

  1. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.1: What is the study of Nature?
  2. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.2: Is Nature One or Many?
  3. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.3: Being is Not One
  4. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.4: Being is Not Infinite
  5. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.5: Contraries as Principles
  6. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.6: The Number of Principles
  7. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.7: The Principles of Nature
  8. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.8: Essential and Accidental Change
  9. Reading Aristotle: Physics 1.9: Conclusion on the Principles

Aquinas:

  1. Reason and Divine Revelation: Reading Aquinas: Summa Theologiae Prologue and I, Q. 1, Art. 1
  2. Theology as Science: Reading Aquinas: Summa Theologiae I, Q. 1, Art. 2-4
  3. The Most Noble Science: Reading Aquinas: Summa Theologiae I, Q. 1, Art. 5

Plato:

  1. Souls and an Argument from Motion in Plato’s Phaedrus

Misc:

  1. G. K. Chesterton’s “Heretics” and the Importance of Creeds

Socratic Dialogues

On Love:

  1. A Socratic Dialogue about the Nature of Love
  2. Second Dialogue on the Nature of Love
  3. Third Dialogue on the Nature of Love

Science

  1. Aristotle’s Answer to the Science/Philosophy Debate
  2. The End of Science?

Evolution/Intelligent Design:

  1. In Depth Review of “Undeniable” By Molecular Biologist Douglas Axe

Book Reviews

  1. Review: An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar

Ethics

  1. Thoughts on Abortion Arguments
  2. Further Thoughts on Abortion Arguments