Concepts of God

Learning from Above

Ontological argument: a deductive argument about the state of being or existence of God

Cosmological argument: argument that begin with observations of the world in order to explain God's existence


Teleological argument: also known as design arguments; arguments that begin with observations of the orderliness of the world to find the purpose for which God exists


Contingency argument: argument that observed not complete certainty
within the explanation of existence of God

Psalms 19:1-4

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. read more.Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world In them He has placed a tent for the sun

St. Anselm of Canterbury: Discovered the ontological argument


Rene Descartes: father of modern philosophy; Cartesian Dualism, the theory that there are two fundamental types of entities : mind and matter


St. Thomas Aquinas: combining theology (faith) and philosophy (reason); how to unite the knowledge they obtained through revelation with the information they observed naturally using their mind and their senses

Richard taylor: contributions to metaphysicsy

William Paley: his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work

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"RICHARD C. TAYLOR." Richard C. Taylor. Marquette University, n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2015."William Paley." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2015.

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