Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One

Whether God is obligated to create the best possible world? Objection 1: It seems that God is obligated to create the best possible world, for Richard Swinburne defines God as “a person without a body (i.e. a spirit) who necessarily … Continue reading Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One

On Faith and Reason: A Thomistic Account, Part II

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” – St. Pope John Paul II,¬†Fides et Ratio Today, there are two common errors concerning the relationship between faith and reason. On … Continue reading On Faith and Reason: A Thomistic Account, Part II

Apostolic Succession and the Bishop of Rome: A Case for Roman Catholicism

Introduction In a post a few weeks ago, I presented a historical argument in defense of apostolic succession. Basically, apostolic succession is the view that Christ handed his own divinely validated authority on to his apostles, who likewise handed the … Continue reading Apostolic Succession and the Bishop of Rome: A Case for Roman Catholicism

The Fifth Way: Aquinas’ Argument from Design

The Argument Natural bodies act for ends Whatever lacks intelligence cannot move towards an end, unless it is directed by some being endowed with knowledge and intelligence Therefore, some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed towards … Continue reading The Fifth Way: Aquinas’ Argument from Design