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God in Aquinas — The Five Ways

LOGOS | Five proofs of God in simple terms

St. Thomas Aquinas, from the Demidoff Altarpiece, tempera on poplar by Carlo Crivelli, 1476; in the National Gallery, London.

For Aquinas, unlike his predecessors, knowledge of God is not innate (a priori). He questions it, in fact. After asking, “Is there a God?” his first reply is, “It seems that there is no God.”

Aquinas uses reason to prove the existence of God, via five paths (Quinque Viae), which proceed a posteriori. Each of them…

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