The Five Ways

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).

Explanations, Analyses and Assessments of the Five Ways

“This Everyone Calls God” – How Aquinas identifies the object of his proofs as the Christian God.

Links to Other Explanations/Analyses of the Five Ways: (arranged in ascending order of detail and sophistication)

Analysis of Thomistic Proofs in General:

Criticisms of Aquinas or Cosmological Arguments:

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

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