Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part II: Aristotle and Philoponus on Eternity

*Introductory note: This post was originally published on my former blog Sens Homines. What we today know as the “Kalam” itself was developed by early medieval Islamic thinkers, but its foundations go back further, to Christian defenders of creatio ex nihilo (creation … Continue reading Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part II: Aristotle and Philoponus on Eternity

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

Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part I

*Introductory note: This post was originally published on my former blog Sens Homines. The version published here has received some slight alterations.  For the most part, the Kalam Cosmological Argument currently reigns as the most popularly defended and discussed argument for the … Continue reading Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part I

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