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On the Five Ways of Proving the Existence of God of Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Five Ways of Proving that God Exists -- Summa Theologiae Ia, q. 2, a. 3.
(See also Aquinas' other discussions of God's existence and his Natural Theology).

Video Presentations on the Five Ways

The Five Ways in Context

Expanded text of 'The Five Ways in Context'

Analysis of the First Way

Expanded text of 'Analysis of the First Way' with notes

Assessment of the First Way

Expanded text of 'Assessment of the First Way'

Explanations/Analysis of the Five Ways: (arranged in ascending order of detail and sophistication)

Analysis of Thomistic Proofs in General:

Criticisms of Aquinas:

See also "Why the Burden of Proof is on the Atheist," by Ralph McInerny.

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