There is a God

Mar 19

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How does religious faith (or lack thereof) figure into the good life? That’s the topic of our third unit.  In this session, we will consider arguments that every rational person should believe God exists.

We have three main learning goals for this day. You will:

  1. Be able to define “natural theology” and distinguish it from other kinds of theology
  2. Understand the logical structure of Anselm and Aquinas’s arguments for the existence of God
  3. Take a stand on the intellectual importance arguments for God’s existence should play in the life of faith.

Read This:

PrimaryInteractive Essay: Natural Theology in Aquinas and Anselm

Secondary: Quasi-theism and the limits of natural theology

Do This:


  • After you’ve finished today’s reading, make sure you complete the reading quiz, which you can access through your section’s Canvas page.

Suggested: What’s your best argument that God (as you understand him) does exist? (Even if you’re an atheist — what’s the best case you can make?)

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